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Gastric perforation from hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy

Gastric perforation from hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy

Gastrointestinal Radiology 8(2): 133-134

Hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy may result in mucosal inflammation and ulceration, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pancreatitis and catheter-related vascular injury. We report a patient who developed gastric perforation during hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy. The influence of variations of hepatic artery branching and catheter placement in producing this life-threatening complication is discussed.

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PMID: 6406287

DOI: 10.1007/bf01948105

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