Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 Feb 26;11(3). Epub 2021 Feb 26.
Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Image-Guided Therapy Center, François-Mitterrand University Hospital, 14 Rue Paul Gaffarel, BP 77908, 21079 Dijon, France.
To evaluate the feasibility and safety of percutaneously implanted arterial port catheter systems for hepatic arterial infusion of chemotherapy (HAI) in patients with unresectable liver malignancies. From October 2010 to August 2018, arterial port catheters for HAI were percutaneously implanted in 43 patients with unresectable liver malignancies. Three different catheter placement techniques were compared: a conventional end-hole catheter placed in the common hepatic artery (technique 1, = 16), a side-hole catheter with the tip fixed in the gastroduodenal artery (technique 2, = 18), and a long-tapered side-hole catheter with the tip inserted distally in a segmental hepatic artery (technique 3, = 6). Read More