Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Original Article

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

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From the Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

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Department of Radiology,Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Diagn Interv Radiol 2006; 12: 201-205
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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.

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