Caption: Figure 1: A contrast enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed iodized oil
(arrow) and intraperitoneal free (curved arrow) air with a rupture of the HCC in segment II into the peritoneal cavity adjacent to the gastric wall (open arrow).
* Control group B (TACE alone, n=10): mitomycin C (0.1 mg) + iodized oil (0.1 mL) + degradable starch microspheres (5.0 mg) on day 13.
Drugs were administered through the catheter into the liver (subsequent injection of mitomycin C (Roche) + iodized oil (Lipiodol, Guerbet GmbH) + degradable starch microspheres (Embocept, Pharmacept) within 20 minutes.
n, number; D, male; C, female; RIO, red iodized oil
; BSS, barium sulfate suspension.
In developing countries, eradication of iodine deficiency has been accomplished by adding iodine drops to well water or injecting people with iodized oil
. Exogenous L-thyroxine (L-T4) can also be used to decrease goiter size but generally is not effective in adults and older children.
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of TAE with a mixture of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) and iodized oil
for patients with severe symptomatic PLD during a more than 2-year follow-up.
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the intra-arterial injection of emulsified chemotherapeutic agents that mainly include gelatin, iodized oil
, and cytotoxic agents.[sup], It has already been recognized as the preferred nonsurgical therapeutic option for unresectable primary HCC and liver metastases by means of selectively delivering the chemotherapeutic agents to the targeted tumor area.[sup],, In addition, it can target multiple lesions of HCC in a single treatment session and can be repeatedly applied to the same patient.[sup]