Papers And Originals

Hepatic Artery Infusion Chemotherapy in Hepatoma

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: (Published 10 August 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:346
  1. J. L. Provan,
  2. J. F. Stokes,
  3. D. Edwards


    Three patients with inoperable malignant hepatomas were treated by intra-arterial infusion of fluorouracil. In each case the treatment gave relief of symptoms: there was striking relief of pain in two cases.

    Preoperative angiography is essential, but the technical problems are relatively minor.

    The response of the tumours to chemotherapy is sufficiently encouraging to justify greater efforts for early diagnosis.