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Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 431–436 | Cite as

A case report of celiac axis compression and implications in regional chemotherapy for liver metastasis

  • Nelson Tsuno
  • Toshio Sawada
  • Hiroshi Shigematsu
  • Yoshiro Kubota
  • Toshiaki Watanabe
  • Shin’ichi Sameshima
  • Masaru Shinozaki
  • Tetsuichiro Muto
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Summary

Regional chemotherapy through a catheter placed in the hepatic artery is routinely used for treatment of unresectable liver metastasis from colon carcinoma. With some frequency, anatomical variations of the hepatic artery, including compression of the celiac axis, are found, and must be recognized preoperatively for appropriate management and placement of the catheter. We report a case of a colon cancer patient with multiple liver metastases and compression of the celiac axis, who received decompression of the celiac axis and catheterization of the hepatic artery.

Key words

Colon Adenocarcinoma Liver Metastasis Chemotherapy Celiac axis compression syndrome 

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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nelson Tsuno
    • 1
  • Toshio Sawada
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Shigematsu
    • 1
  • Yoshiro Kubota
    • 1
  • Toshiaki Watanabe
    • 1
  • Shin’ichi Sameshima
    • 1
  • Masaru Shinozaki
    • 1
  • Tetsuichiro Muto
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of SurgeryUniversity of Tokyo, Faculty of MedicineTokyoJapan

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