Hepatic arterial infusion pump chemotherapy

Case contributed by Dr Hazem M Almasarei


Background of T3 N1 sigmoid cancer managed with surgery. Multiple liver masses initially thought to represent metastasis from his previous colon cancer. The pathology turned to be cholangiocarcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

An implantable device in the anterior abdominal wall is a hepatic arterial infusion pump with a catheter directed toward the hepatic artery.

Hepatic arterial infusion pump (HAIP) chemotherapy port system implanted in the subcutaneous tissue of the right anterior abdominal wall, with a catheter directing up ward and inserted in the hepatic artery.


Case Discussion

Hepatic arterial infusion pump (HAIP) chemotherapy is an implantable device/port system in the subcutaneous tissue of the anterior abdominal wall and the catheter placed in the hepatic artery. It exclusively for the patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases. It delivers concentrated local hepatic chemotherapy in combination with systemic therapy.

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Case information

rID: 56649
Published: 18th Nov 2017
Last edited: 19th Nov 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: King Hussein Cancer Center

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