Hepatic arterial embolization using flow directed microcatheter

S. Hori, N. Takeuchi, T. Hosoki, T. Koh, H. Yoshioka, C. Kuroda, M. Mitomo, T. Kozuka, Y. Narumi, M. Fujita

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Flow directed microcatheter which has mainly been used in cranial diseases was introduced in hepatic arterial embolization. A double catheter method is used to insert a microcatheter deep into the hepatic artery by a propulsion pump or a tiny guidewire which reinforces the microcatheter. Lipiodol and 1 cubic mm of Gelfoam can be passed through the microcatheter using a small syringe. Flow directed microcatheter is useful for the cases which have elongated hepatic arteries and accessory hepatic arteries arising from the superior mesenteric artery or left gastric artery. Segmental hepatic arterial embolization can be done using this catheter system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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