Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, November 27th, 2005
"A case of cerebral lipiodol embolism after TACE of hepatocellular carcinoma is presented. A 76-year-old man underwent TACE for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma," scientists in Japan reported.
"Immediately after chemoembolization, his level of consciousness deteriorated. Computed tomography revealed deposition of iodized oil in the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, and thalami. Magnetic resonance imaging showed restricted diffusion within the thalami and basal ganglia," explained H. Takao and colleagues, Showa General Hospital.
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