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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 1990 Aug;17(8 Pt 2):1815-9.

[Hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy using implantable reservoir in colorectal liver metastasis].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Second Dept. of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine.


Hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy was performed in 47 cases with colorectal liver metastasis. Methods of hepatic arterial cannulation were as follows: operative insertion of polyvinyl chloride catheter in 12 cases, angiographic insertion of polyethylene catheter via the left high brachial artery in 20 cases and operative implantation of reservoir in 15 cases. Mean durations of chemotherapy were 31 days, 25 days and 115 days, respectively. Chemotherapies were discontinued because of complications and catheter troubles in 7 cases (58%), 8 cases (40%) and 6 cases (40%), respectively. Regression of tumor size was observed only in the group with reservoir. Prolonged therapy is achievable by use of the reservoir. But catheter troubles, including obstruction, infection, extravasation and pseudoaneurysm, are still observed in the course of chemotherapy. Radionuclide study using 99m Tc macroaggregated albumin is useful to detect catheter troubles. We stressed that the proper management of reservoirs is important.

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