Can selective CT angiography reduce the incidence of severe complications during transcatheter arterial embolization or infusion chemotherapy for thoracic diseases?

Osamu Tanaka, Subaru Hashimoto, Yoshiaki Narimatsu, Hirokazu Fujiwara, Tadayoshi Kurata, Shigeo Okuda, Takuji Yamagami, Tsunehiko Nishimura, Kyoichi Hiramatsu, Sachio Kuribayashi

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the usefulness of selective computed tomography (CT) angiography in preventing severe complications, such as spinal cord injury and broncho-esophageal fistula, during the transcatheter arterial embolization or infusion chemotherapy for thoracic diseases. Materials and methods: Data from 28 patients with thoracic diseases were retrospectively analyzed in terms of selective CT angiography procedures carried out before transcatheter arterial embolization or transcatheter arterial infusion chemotherapy. Results: There were no spinal cord injuries (0/13 and 0/15) or broncho-esophageal fistula developments (0/13 and 0/15) during transcatheter arterial embolization and transcatheter arterial infusion chemotherapy, respectively. Conclusion: We conclude that selective CT angiography is potentially useful for reducing the incidence of severe complications during transcatheter arterial embolization or infusion chemotherapy for thoracic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography, angiography
  • Interventional radiology, complications
  • Lung, diseases
  • Mediastinum, diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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