Skin ischemia and ulceration as a complication of inferior phrenic artery embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma

Sukjin Koh, Erik J. Maki, Kenneth Kolbeck, Khashayar Farsad

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Nontarget embolization from transarterial liver-directed therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare complication. We present a case of flank skin ulceration after embolization of the inferior phrenic artery supplying tumor. This complication of inferior phrenic artery embolization underscores caution when using small particles to embolize extrahepatic supply to hepatocellular carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018



  • Embolization
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • TACE
  • Transarterial chemoembolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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