1Aman Nawaz Khan,1Ayesha Hamid, 1Ayesha Hamid, 1Ummara Siddique Umer

1Rehman Medical Institute


To determine outcomes of Transarterial embolization (TAE) in HCC patients at Rehman Medical Institute.

Material(s) and Method(s):

A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing TAE in Rehman Medical Institute, Interventional radiology department from April, 2016 till October 2021 done. Total 152 TAE performed in patients with HCC as palliative and bridging technique to liver transplant. Through a common femoral artery, selective catheterization and arteriogram of the celiac trunk and of the superior mesenteric artery performed with a 5 F catheter. The hepatic artery was selectively catheterized, followed by a super selective feeding branch tumor catheterization with a 2.8 F microcatheter. PVA was selectively injected into the feeding artery at the most distal location possible. The data was retrieved from electronic database system for all HCC patients and then analyzed


The data collected showed that out of 152 patients who had undergone TAE, 67% were male and 33% were females. 35 patients (23%) showed complete radiological response, 46 patients (30%) showed partial radiological response, 49 patients (32%) showed no response / disease progression and 22 patients (14%) did not have follow up.


Our result showed that by proper selection of patients and proper follow up, TAE has proved to be promising palliative and bridging technique to liver transplant and is better treatment option in patient with HCC.