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Table 2 Biochemical and radiological effects and effects on symptoms

From: Local treatment in unresectable hepatic metastases of carcinoid tumors: Experiences with hepatic artery embolization and radiofrequency ablation

No. 5-HIAA before 5-HIAA after 2 months 5-HIAA at follow-up Effect on tumoursize on CT-scan Effect on symptoms Follow-up (months) Complications
1 1736 unknown unknown unknown = 2(†) no
2 35 23 23 progression 4(†) postembolization syndrome
3 120 160 42 progression = 7(†) hepatic failure
4 1924 1549 1432 progression = 10(†) no
5 111 75 123 progression (after 9 months) = 11(†) postembolization syndrome
6 1662 1564 2022 progression = 12(†) no
7 1740 1617 1604 progression (after 5 m) = 14 abscess
8 913 140 566 regression 14 postembolization syndrome
9 1961 1531 2050 no change = 14(†) postembolization syndrome
10 72 33 118 regression 15 no
11 875 720 765 progression = 15 no
12 1529 165 502 regression ↑↑ 22 postembolization syndrome
13a 2618 1458 1186 regression = 6* no
13b 1186 777 1815 regression = 7 no
14 91 6 32 regression 13 cholestasis
15 277 52 79 regression 25 no
  1. (↓: worsening of symptoms, =: no change, ↑: improvement of symptoms, ↑↑: free of symptoms).