Lege Artis Medicinae

[Tumour therapy with the tools of interventional radiology]

ENGLONER László

FEBRUARY 20, 2002

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2002;12(02)

[The author reviews the interventional radiological methods applicable in tumour therapy. The therapy of non-resectable primary and secondary liver tumours is discussed based on literature data and own experience. The possibilities of percutaneous tumour ablation are limited by the size and number of the tumours. Intra-arterial chemotherapy, chemoembolisation and feeding artery occlusion can be successful resulting in longer life and better quality of life in cases with advanced tumours. The results are better if these methods are combined with systemic chemotherapy.]

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