Yttrium-90 microsphere radioembolotherapy in a patient with spontaneously ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Microspheres
  • Yttrium Radioisotopes


  • Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a potentially fatal presentation of the disease. Although many options for treatment exist, Yttrium-90 transcatheter arterial radioembolization has not previously been reported. We report a case of a 92-year-old woman found to have a ruptured HCC treated with radioembolization that showed no viable tumor and no extrahepatic disease at 2 years. While further studies are warranted, this patient's clinical course may suggest that radioembolization may be an additional palliative treatment option in these patients.

publication date

  • June 15, 2015



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.08.011

PubMed ID

  • 26365871