I. L. Bunnell, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. G. Cooper, M.D.; D. C. Greene, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. N. Tandon
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Selective and subselective arterial catheterization of the celiac axis and the hepatic artery have been applied to the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the liver in patients who have failed to maintain a clinical remission on intravenous treatment with 5-fluorouracil or other antimetabolites. A catheter was inserted percutaneously into a femoral artery and manipulated into the hepatic artery or its parent vessel. In 3 of 30 patients the main hepatic artery arose from the superior mesenteric artery and in the remainder, from the celiac axis. The catheter was fixed in place by a skin suture and left indwelling for 7
Bunnell IL, Cooper RG, Greene DC, Tandon RN. Percutaneous Selective Hepatic Artery Infusion in Metastatic Carcinoma of the Liver.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:799. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-799_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):799.
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