Hepatic Artery Embolization for Neuroendocrine Tumors: Postprocedural Management and Complications

The Oncologist, 06/04/2012

The duration and intensity of in–hospital care following hepatic artery embolization (HAE) should be managed on an individual basis. A downward trend in liver function tests (LFTs) is not required before discharge. Modest use of i.v. analgesia suggests that many patients could exclusively receive oral analgesics. Given the rarity of serious complications, hospital stays could be shortened, thereby reducing costs and nosocomial risks.

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