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Results on the Evaluation of Liver and Spleen Volumes After Radioembolization


Background: Yttrium-90 radioembolization, TheraSpheres, or SIR-Spheres is being used to treat inoperable hepatic metastatic disease, hepatocellular cancer, and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. There is a certain amount of microvascular injury that occurs in the non-target parts of the liver secondary to the effect of the radiation. Objective: To evaluate the magnitude of the damage to normal liver parenchyma by comparing the volume of the liver and spleen before and after radioembo more...
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