Effects of Transarterial Chemoembolization of Liver Metastases from Neuroendocrine Tumors on Clinical Outcome Abstract #522

Introduction: Trans-catheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a method of treatment of non-resectable liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumors (NET) which provides control of clinical symptoms and tumor growth.
Aim(s): To analyze characteristics of patients with hepatic metastases from NET who underwent TACE.
Materials and methods: Thirty-one patients (aged 56.8±10.9) underwent 140 TACE procedures during 2003–2011. Kaplan–Meier method was used to calculate the progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS).
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Sanja Ognjanovic

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