Topic: Radioembolization...Sequential Lobar versus Whole Liver approach?
I ran across this article on whole liver versus sequential lobar approach with radioembolization:
They documented a very significant risk difference between treating the whole liver in one go versus treating each lobe of the liver over two procedures.
The conclusion is:
"Noncirrhotic patients undergoing sequential lobar radioembolization had less hepatic toxicity compared to whole liver embolization. The sequential approach should be the preferred strategy."
This is pretty concerning for me since the Stanford docs are suggesting a whole liver radioembolization. Hopefully they can explain the issues to me at our next meeting and justify their approach.
Just thought I would raise the issue to others considering the procedure.