Fatal thrombosis of the portal vein following single-session percutaneous ethanol injection therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma

R. Lencioni, D. Cioni, M. Uliana, C. Bartolozzi

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Abstract

Two weeks after percutaneous ethanol injection therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma, performed by injecting 110 mL ethanol in a single session with general anesthesia, a 69-year-old woman with well-compensated liver cirrhosis developed an extensive thrombosis of the whole portal tree that caused severe uncorrectable ascites and progressive deterioration of her general condition, resulting in death 6 weeks after the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-610
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 1998

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Interventional procedures, complications
  • Liver neoplasms, therapy
  • Liver, interventional procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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