Arterial Embolization in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Kunio Okuda
  • Kunihiko Ohnishi
  • Kenichi Takayasu


Transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) has been used in the management of arterial bleeding [1–3] and abdominal neoplasms [4–6] since 1975. This modality was first introduced by Yamada et al. in Japan for the treatment of inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in 1978 [7]. It has since completely replaced the earlier modality of choice, intra-arterial one-shot (bolus dose) chemotherapy [8], in this country.


Hepatic Artery Arterial Embolization Transcatheter Arterial Embolization Cystic Artery Celiac Angiography 
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© Springer Japan 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunio Okuda
    • 1
  • Kunihiko Ohnishi
    • 1
  • Kenichi Takayasu
    • 2
  1. 1.First Department of MedicineChiba University School of MedicineInohana, Chiba, 280Japan
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyNational Cancer HospitalTsukiji, Tokyo, 104Japan

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