Hepatic arterial infusion pump chemotherapy

Case contributed by Hazem M Almasarei


Background of T3N1 sigmoid cancer managed with surgery. Multiple liver masses initially thought to represent metastasis from his previous colon cancer. The pathology turned out to be cholangiocarcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

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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 upwards and inserted into 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 is exclusively for patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases. It delivers concentrated local hepatic chemotherapy in combination with systemic therapy.

Dr Asem Mansour, Consultant radiologist.
Chief Executive Officer/Director General, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan.

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