Hepatic radioembolization complicated by abscess

Neil Mascarenhas, Robert K. Ryu, Riad Salem*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Hepatic abscess is a rare complication of yttrium-90 radioembolization of hepatic tumors that most commonly occurs in patients with a history of biliary intervention. Patients usually present several weeks after therapy with pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Cross-sectional imaging is necessary in cases of suspected abscess to ensure prompt diagnosis and to help plan treatment, which involves antibiotics and percutaneous drainage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-225
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011


  • Radioembolization
  • abscess
  • embolization
  • infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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