Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Aronov M.S.

Federal Medical and Biophysical Center n.a. A.I. Burnazyan of Federal Medical Biological Agency, Head of IR Department, Candidate of Medical Science

Transarterial chemoembolization for primary and metastatic liver tumors

Year: 2016, volume 12 Issue: №4 Pages: 716-720
Heading: Oncology Article type: Review
Authors: Popov M.V., Aronov M.S., Voskanyan S.E., Karpova O.V.
Organization: State Scientific Research Center n.a. A.I. Burnasyan — Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency
Summary:

The literature review presents the methodology of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) — widely used method of treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors. The TACE role as a neoadjuvant therapy and the role in the management of unresectable primary and secondary liver tumors are shown. The morphofunctional basis of TACE, benefits of superselective intra-arterial administration of cytostatic agents especially in combination with ischemic impact on a tumor are described. The subject of the choice of the chemotherapeutic agent is also touched; modern drug-loaded microspheres which allow the use of higher doses of the chemotherapeutic drug without increasing systemic effect and prolong its effect on tumor are described. Lack of correlation of presence and severity of a post-embolization syndrome with success of the procedure is noted.

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Role of a preoperative distal and proximal embolization of the right branch of the portal vein at surgical treatment of a liver malignant tumors

Year: 2016, volume 12 Issue: №4 Pages: 713-716
Heading: Oncology Article type: Original article
Authors: Popov M.V., Voskanyan S.E., Aronov M.S., Karpova O.V.
Organization: State Scientific Research Center n.a. A.I. Burnasyan — Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency
Summary:

Objective: assessment of safety and efficiency of application of the method of the distal and proximal embolization of the right branch of a portal vein using an occluder for preventive increase of the small future remaining liver amount in case of the planned resection. Material and methods. In the Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center that method was used in two cases: metastasises of bladder cancer in one case and of colorectal cancer in second case. Patients were males aged 57 and 64. Measuring the amount of future remaining liver volume was carried out with the CT-volumetry. Portal vein embolization of the right branch was carried out by transhepatic ipsilateral access using polyvinyl alcohol particles and occluder AVP II. Results. As a result in both cases the gain (9 and 24%), sufficient for performance of a resection, of the remaining liver volume was noted; the progression of the tumor process and periop-erative complications were not observed. Conclusion. Distal and proximal preoperative portal vein embolization is an effective and promising method, allowing surgeons to increase the number of operable patients and reduce the risk of postoperative liver failure.

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