Who requires this procedure ?

This procedure is indicated in patients suffering with hepatocellular carcinoma ( liver cancer) and who are not candidates for surgery.

What is the underlying problem?

Liver tumors are supplied by arterial branches and their growth can be controlled by occluding the supply .

What are the consequences of postponing / worst complication if left untreated?

The lesion( cancer ) grows in size and eventually causes death.

How is it diagnosed?

Triple phase CT/MRI abdomen

What are the steps of procedure?

The arterial feeders are identified on Angiogram and blocked by chemotherapeutic drugs

Why endovascular approach?

Interventional radiology offers percutaneous embolization done through a 3mm hole under local anesthesia as a day care procedure.