First Follow up Response Evaluation of Conventional vs Drug Eluting Bead Transarterial Chemo Embolization: A Comparative Study at Tertiary Care Radiology Centre, Rawalpindi

Afshan Fayyaz, Atif Sheraz, Raza Rahim Hyder, Ghulam Abbas

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare treatment with drug eluting beads Transarterial Chemoembolization (DEB TACE) vs Conventional Transarterial chemoembolization (c TACE) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients at first follow up.
Study Design: Comparative Interventional Study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in the department of Radiology CMH Rawalpindi and Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging (AFIRI), Rawalpindi from July 2015 to May 2019.
Materials and Methods: 254 patients were included in the study. Conventional TACE was done on 176 patients and DEB TACE was done on 78 patients. All patients were called for follow up after 06 weeks. First response evaluation of treated lesions in these patients was seen on triphasic CT liver after 06 weeks of TACE therapy.
Results: On first follow up, out of 176 patients with c TACE, ‘Total response’ was seen  in 90(51.1%) patients, ‘Partial response’ in 76 patients (43.1%),’No response’ in 04(2.27%) patients.’ Progressive disease’ was seen in 06(3.4%) patients. DEB TACE was done in 78 patients. Out of these, 27 (34.6%) patients showed ‘Total response’. 50(64.1%) patients showed ‘Partial response’, ‘Progressive disease’ was seen in one patient (.02%).
Conclusion: The findings of this study have shown that c TACE has a better outcome regarding first response evaluation. ‘No response’ to treatment was not seen in any patient with DEB TACE.

Key Words: Conventional TACE, DEB TACE, First Response Evaluation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

How to cite this: Fayyaz A, Sheraz A, Hyder RR, Abbas G. First Follow up Response Evaluation of Conventional vs Drug Eluting Bead Transarterial Chemo Embolization: A Comparative Study at Tertiary Care Radiology Centre, Rawalpindi. Life and Science. 2021; 2(4): 151-154.  doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.88

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