Article Abstract

Prevention of post-embolization syndrome after transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma—is prophylactic dexamethasone useful, or not?

Authors: Toru Ishikawa


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common cause of death from cancer worldwide (1). In some treatment strategy, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) was established for the treatment of HCC when surgical resection or other local treatment is not indicated and the recommended first line-therapy for patients in intermediate stage (2).