Liver Cancer pp 157-177 | Cite as

Hepatic Artery Embolization for Liver Cancer

  • Chusilp Charnsangavej
  • Sidney Wallace
  • C. Humberto Carrasco
  • William Bechtel
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 30)


It is well known that the liver has a dual blood supply from the portal vein and hepatic artery. Approximately 75% of blood flow to the liver parenchyma is from the portal vein and 25% is from the hepatic artery; 50% of oxygenation is derived from the portal vein and hepatic artery each. However, most primary and secondary neoplasms of the liver receive the blood supply exclusively (more than 90%) from the hepatic artery [1,2].


Hepatic Artery Portal Vein Occlusion Peripheral Embolization Intraarterial Chemotherapy Hepatic Artery Ligation 
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  • Chusilp Charnsangavej
  • Sidney Wallace
  • C. Humberto Carrasco
  • William Bechtel

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