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Year 2019 / Volume 111 / Number 1

Research letter

Supraumbilical skin necrosis after repeat transarterial chemoembolization

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Jasone Larrea Oleaga, Mikel Prieto Calvo, Mikel Gastaca Mateo,

Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization TACE is an effective treatment for stage BCLC-B hepatocellular carcinoma (1). The development of skin lesions in the supraumbilical region is an unusual complication following this procedure. We report the case of an 80-year-old male with alcoholic liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension PHT (Child-Pugh A) and multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma. The patient had already undergone four radiofrequency ablations, one alcoholization procedure and four TACEs via femoral access.

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