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Acute pancreatitis as a complication of trans-arterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular cancer—case report and review of literature

Authors: Padmini Krishnamurthy, Mathew Brown, Sangeeta Agrawal, Robert F. Short

Abstract

Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a therapeutic procedure often performed for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Local complications, though generally uncommon, can arise from arterial ischemia and local cytotoxicity from the chemotherapeutic delivery. We present a case of acute pancreatitis as a rare complication of the TACE procedure along with a review of literature of this uncommon adverse effect.