Pulmonary embolism after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization

H. S. Shiah, T. W. Liu, L. T. Chen, J. Y. Chang, J. M. Liu, T. R. Chuang, W. S. Lee, J. Whang-Peng

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Metastatic hepatic tumours can be treated with hepatic transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). Common complications associated with TACE include hepatic insufficiency, fever, and pain. However, pulmonary embolism is rarely documented as a fatal adverse effect. We report a case of pulmonary embolism following TACE in a renal cell carcinoma patient with liver metastases. Total recovery is noted after the effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-442
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Adriamycin
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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