Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Does TACE Have a Future?
Pp. 99-111 (13)
Naoyuki Toyota, Takuji Yamagami, Noriaki Matsuura, Naoko Akiyama, Hiromi Miyoshi, Takahiro Sueoka and Kazuo Awai
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the interventional
technique and mainstay of treatment for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
TACE is indicated mainly for unresectable HCC, cholangiocarcinoma, and hepatic
metastases. In this method if used worldwide; however, many regimens, embolic
materials, and techniques exist. The clinical results are also controversial. We present
the history and the status of TACE for HCC.
HCC, History, Interventional radiology, Lipiodol, TACE.
Deptartment of Diagnostic Radiology, National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1, Aoyama-cho, Kure 737-0023, Japan.