Supraclinoid intracarotid chemotherapy using a flow-directed soft-tipped catheter

C. Charnsangavej, Y. Lee, C. H. Carrasco, L. G. Feun, R. A. Tang, K. Wright, S. Wallace, C. Gianturco

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In an attempt to avoid toxic reactions of the eye as a complication of internal carotid arterial infusion of cisplatin, carmustine, or a combination of both for the treatment of brain tumors, a new Gore-Tex/Teflon coaxial catheter system has been used for supraclinoid placement. Catheter placement was successful in 14 of 16 attempts in eight patients. Two patients experienced eye pain and conjunctivitis - a result of the chemotherapeutic agent leaking through the Gore-Tex portion of the catheter at the infusion rate of 170 ml/h. No complications were noted as long as the infusion rate was maintained at 125 ml/h or lower.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-657
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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