Percutaneous right portal vein embolization with polyvinyl alcohol particles in gastric cancer metastasis: Report of a case

Kutlu R., Sarac K., Yilmaz S., Kirimlioglu V., Baysal T., Alkan A., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.35, no.9, pp.765-769, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-005-2993-8
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.765-769
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) particles are used for the embolization of various vascular tumors. They are also used before hepatic resection to embolize the ipsilateral portal vein, causing hypertrophy of the remaining liver. We report our first experience with portal vein embolization (PVE) with PVA particles to treat gastric cancer metastasis to the liver. PVE with PVA is a safe interventional radiologic procedure, which does not cause problems during surgery and can improve the outcome of hepatic resection.