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Arterial Portography May Not Be Necessary During Hepatic Artery Chemoembolization

Background: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is an established treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients who don't meet criteria for transplant. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has been considered a contraindication to TACE. Therefore, during TACE the first celiac or mesenteric angiogram is usually used for arterial portography to document a patent portal vein. Objective: To evaluate the necessity of arterial portography in patients who have documented patent port more...
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