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Pancréatite aiguë clinique après chimio-embolisation sélective d'un carcinome hépatocellulaire [Acute clinical pancreatitis following selective transcatheter arterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma]
Annales de chirurgie
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Acute pancreatitis can complicate non-selective transcatheter arterial embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma with an incidence ranging from 1,7% (acute clinical pancreatitis) to 40% (biological pancreatitis). This complication is thought to be related to embolization of extrahepatic arterial collaterals.We report herein a case of acute clinical pancreatitis developing within 24 hours after a second course of selective transcatheter arterial chemo-embolization into the proper hepatic artery. Neither anatomical arterial variation nor particular risk factor for acute pancreatitis could be identified. This complication is unusual after selective arterial embolization. Because it may clinically mimick a postembolization syndrome, dosage of serum pancreatic enzymes should be performed systematically in case of abdominal pain following chemoembolization.
Acute Disease, Carcinoma, Hepatocellular, Chemoembolization, Therapeutic, Hepatic Artery, Humans, Liver Neoplasms, Male, Middle Aged, Pancreatitis
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