I-131-Lipiodol Therapy in Liver Neoplasms

  • J. H. Risse
  • F. Grünwald
  • H. Strunk
  • T. Bultmann
  • H. J. Biersack
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Part of the Advances in Pharmacological Sciences book series (APS)


11 patients with liver neoplasms (9 HCC,1 CCC,1multiple breast cancer metastases (BCM)) were treated by transarterial I-131-Lipiodol.CT and SPECT showed pronounced I-131-Lipiodol accumulation in the tumor tissue in all cases. In 2 HCC a significant reduction of tumor size was achieved. Of the patients with big tumor mass, 5 (4 HCC, 1 CCC) had stable disease, and 2 HCC were progressive. 1 patient died. The BCM proved significant reduction in number and size. 18-FDG-PET and CT controls showed in part different results with pretherapeutic PET proving high interindividual variability in tumor activity. Side effects were tolerabel.


Portal Vein Thrombosis Breast Cancer Metastasis Primary Liver Cancer Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Sodium Perchlorate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Risse
    • 1
  • F. Grünwald
    • 1
  • H. Strunk
    • 1
  • T. Bultmann
    • 1
  • H. J. Biersack
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine Dep. and Radiology Dep.University of BonnBonnGermany

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