Semin intervent Radiol 2015; 32(01): 018-021
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1396959
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Acute Pancreatitis after Transarterial Chemoembolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Drug-Eluting Beads

Tyler J. Green
1  Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
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Matthew G. Gipson
1  Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
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Publication Date:
02 March 2015 (online)

Abstract

Nontarget embolization is a relatively common cause of post-chemoembolization complications. Clinical presentation following nontarget embolization varies from minimal to fatal, and oftentimes relates to the vascular distribution embolized rather than the amount or type of embolic agent. Post-chemoembolization pancreatitis is an uncommon complication, but one that is known to occur. The following manuscript presents a case of post-chemoembolization pancreatitis, and suggests methods to decrease this complication as well as treatment once the complication occurs.