Nontarget embolization complicating transarterial chemoembolization in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma

Semin Intervent Radiol. 2011 Jun;28(2):202-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1280665.


Nontarget embolization during transarterial chemoembolization, although infrequent, can be a serious complication. The authors describe a case of nontarget gastric embolization to the stomach after transarterial chemoembolization and describe the published incidence of nontarget embolization to various organs, its diagnosis, treatment, and possible outcomes.

Keywords: Chemoembolization; hepatocellular carcinoma.