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FAVA, Mario; MENESES, Luis; GONZALEZ, Robinson  and  LOYOLA, Soledad. Chemoembolization of hepatocarcinoma: Report of two cases. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.4, pp.496-501. ISSN 0034-9887.

Chemoembolization is a therapeutic alternative for those patients with hepatocarcinoma that cannot be excised surgically or that are waiting a liver allograft. We report two patients with hepatocarcinoma who were subjected to chemoembolization. A 65 years old male with a chronic liver disease and right lobe hepatocarcinoma, waiting for a liver transplantation, was subjected to two sessions, of chemoembolization four weeks apart. A magnetic resonance showed a 80% reduction of tumor volume one month later. A 72 years old diabetic male with an alcoholic liver disease with two hepatocarcinoma in the right lobe was subjected to two sessions of chemoembolization, separated by four weeks. A magnetic resonance one month later showed the absence of blood flow in both lesions, suggesting complete necrosis

Keywords : Chemoembolization; therapeutic; Liver cirrhosis; Liver neoplasms.

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