Direct Hepatic Artery Puncture for Transarterial Therapy in Liver Cancer

Maurice Yu, Robert J. Lewandowski, Saad Ibrahim, Ahsun Riaz, Robert K. Ryu, Alberto Benito, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Jose Ignacio Bilbao, Riad Salem*

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In the treatment of liver malignancies, therapies such as bland embolization, chemoembolization and radioembolization require access to the hepatic artery by means of conventional transfemoral or brachial catheterization. Challenging vascular anatomy can impede selective access to tumoral vessels, preventing the safe and effective delivery of embolic material. Direct percutaneous hepatic arterial puncture under ultrasonographic guidance may be an alternative method to obtain intrahepatic arterial access for the purposes of hepatic arteriography and delivery of therapeutic agents. In this case series, the authors describe the use of direct hepatic artery puncture to successfully perform two radioembolization procedures and one bland embolization procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-399
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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