Combined Therapy with Transarterial Embolization Utilizing Radiopaque LUMI Beads and Percutaneous Microwave Ablation for Liver Tumors
Received Date: Mar 20, 2019 / Accepted Date: Apr 08, 2019 / Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Transarterial Embolization (TAE) and Microwave Ablation (MWA) are efficacious minimally invasive therapies for loco regional treatment of Hepato-Cellular Carcinoma (HCC) and Colorectal Liver Metastases (CRLM). Newer data suggest that combination therapy with TAE and MWA provides better tumor response and survival than with monotherapy alone, but further investigation is warranted. In addition, contrast agents such as Lipiodol are traditionally used during TAE to improve efficacy by allowing direct visualization of the completeness of the embolization. Newer radiopaque embolic beads, LC LUMI beads, are now available in the United States but have not yet been studied. We aim to discuss two cases performing combined TAE/MWA using LC LUMI beads for the treatment of HCC and CRLM. Compared to lipiodol alone, LC LUMI beads cause a larger degree of ischemic necrosis via particle embolization, thus resulting in a higher potential for complete response and successful thermal ablation.
Keywords: LC LUMI beads; Transarterial embolization; Percutaneous microwave ablation; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Colorectal liver metastases
Citation: Cornish N, Igonkin D, Birney A and Sarkar D (2019) Combined Therapy with Transarterial Embolization Utilizing Radiopaque LUMI Beads and Percutaneous Microwave Ablation for Liver Tumors. OMICS J Radiol 8:308. Doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000308
Copyright: © 2019 Cornish N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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