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What happens when a liver undergoes chemoembolization?
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Local toxicity
Contemporary chemoembolization is done with beads that elute chemotherapy (doxorubicin) eliminating the need to plug the more proximal arteries with particles.
This is one off several methods to treat liver cancer. The result is local toxicity to the liver/tumor that is exposed to the bead and tumor cell death.

In brief: Local toxicity
Contemporary chemoembolization is done with beads that elute chemotherapy (doxorubicin) eliminating the need to plug the more proximal arteries with particles.
This is one off several methods to treat liver cancer. The result is local toxicity to the liver/tumor that is exposed to the bead and tumor cell death.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Dr. Eric Chen
Radiology
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In brief: Chemoembolization
This is a procedure for treatment of liver tumors.
Typically, a catheter is inserted into the arteries through a small incision in the groin. The catheter is directed into the arteries of the liver, then into the arteries that feed the tumor(s). A mixture of chemotherapeutic drugs is delivered directly into the tumor, then the arteries are plugged up with small particles.

In brief: Chemoembolization
This is a procedure for treatment of liver tumors.
Typically, a catheter is inserted into the arteries through a small incision in the groin. The catheter is directed into the arteries of the liver, then into the arteries that feed the tumor(s). A mixture of chemotherapeutic drugs is delivered directly into the tumor, then the arteries are plugged up with small particles.
Dr. Eric Chen
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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Internal Medicine
In brief: Necrosis
Usually chemoembolization is done to treat liver cancer.
When chemoembolization is done, it can affect non-cancer cells (liver cells), which can cause liver enzymes to become high, which is usually transient. Other most common symptoms after chemoembolization are pain, fever, nausea/ vomiting, which are also transient.

In brief: Necrosis
Usually chemoembolization is done to treat liver cancer.
When chemoembolization is done, it can affect non-cancer cells (liver cells), which can cause liver enzymes to become high, which is usually transient. Other most common symptoms after chemoembolization are pain, fever, nausea/ vomiting, which are also transient.
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