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29 November 2021: Clinical Research

Combined Use of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt and Transarterial Chemoembolization in the Treatment of Esophageal and Gastric Variceal Bleeding: A Retrospective Study of 80 Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Portal Hypertension

Xinhua Zou AB , Miao Xue BCDE , Jiaping Li EFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.934436

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e934436

Table 3 Tumor responses in patients to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) plus transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in the TIPS group and endoscopy plus TACE in the endoscopic treatment group. Results reported as n (%).

Group (n/%)Best responseDCRORRχ2P
TIPS+TACE (n=42)4 (9.52%)12 (28.57%)17 (40.47%)9 (21.44%)33 (78.56%)16 (38.09%)7.8950.041
Endoscopy+TACE (n=38)2 (5.26%)7 (18.42%)12 (31.58%)17 (44.74%)21 (55.26%)9 (23.68%)
CR – complete response; PR – partial response; PD – progressive disease; SD – stable disease; DCR (CR+PR+SD) – disease control rate; ORR (CR+PR), objective response rate; TIPS – transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt; TACE – transarterial chemoembolization.

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