OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility, clinical efficacy and complications of percutaneous trans-arterial implantation of port-catheter system (PCS) for intervention treatment of advanced malignant tumors. METHODS: Fifty-three cases with advanced malignant tumors were treated by infusion of chemotherapeutic drugs and/or chemo-embolization through PCS. Patients received one course of treatment every 4-6 weeks. RESULTS: In this series of treated patients, the survival period was 5-18 months with a mean survival time of 13.5 months. The overall response rate (CR + PR) was 62.3%. Detachment of the catheter tip occurred in 2 cases. Disruption of wound after removal of stitches occurred in one case and skin necrosis at the port occurred in another. CONCLUSION: Long-term intervention treatment with PCS is simple and safe. It is a treatment of choice for patients with advanced malignancy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology]|
|State||Published - Sep 1999|
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