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Biliary migration of hepatocellular carcinoma fragment after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization therapy

Published inEuropean journal of gastroenterology & hepatology, vol. 12, no. 2, p. 243-244
Publication date2000
Abstract

Occasional side-effects of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization therapy in hepatocellular carcinoma are essentially related to tissue necrosis. We report the case of a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma who experienced an acute common bile duct obstruction a few weeks after such a procedure, in the absence of obvious biliary tract invasion. An endoscopic sphincterotomy relieved the obstruction. At histology, the intra-biliary material was identified as a fragment of hepatocellular carcinoma. We discuss the causes of obstructive jaundice in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma as well as in the specific situation of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization therapy.

Keywords
  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/therapy
  • Chemoembolization, Therapeutic/adverse effects
  • Cholestasis, Intrahepatic/etiology/surgery
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms/therapy
  • Male
Citation (ISO format)
SPAHR, Laurent François Joséph et al. Biliary migration of hepatocellular carcinoma fragment after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization therapy. In: European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology, 2000, vol. 12, n° 2, p. 243–244.
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