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HOW IT IS DONE: Minimally invasive procedure, performed under local anesthesia and thus not requiring hospitalization (day hospital), using spheres loaded with radioactive material (Yttrium-90). This procedure is performed with the endovascular catheterization technique, with deposition of microspheres with Y90 inside the tumor (localized effect).
INDICATION: It is indicated for the treatment of primary or advanced metastatic liver lesions (hepatic tumors), including hepatocarcinomas, metastases of neuroendocrine tumors, breast tumors, colorectal carcinoma, among others. It can be performed in combination with systemic chemotherapy.
HOW IT IS DONE: Procedure performed with endovascular catheterization technique, obstructing the blood vessels that feed the tumors. Chemotherapeutics loaded particles are injected into the liver tumors by intra-arterial route and tumor growth is controlled.
INDICATION: To control some types of liver tumors, notably hepatocellular carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors and some types of liver tumors with liver metastases. It is used as an alternative or in combination with chemotherapy.