Heparinized catheters for long-term intraarterial infusion of 5-fluorouracil in liver metastases

Ulf Tylen, L. Forsberg, T. Owman

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A heparinized catheter was used for the regional infusion of 5-fluorouracil in seven patients with liver metastases. The hepatic artery was catheterized from the left brachial artery. The period of treatment varied from one to 13 weeks. Pull-out angiograms, obtained after eight catheterizations, revealed complete occlusion of the brachial artery in five and partial occlusion in three, although no patient had ischemic symptoms in the hand. Thus, heparinization of the catheter did not prevent thrombosis during long-term infusion therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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