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Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE)

Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) - Causes and Risk Factors

Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) - Post-surgery care

​​After the procedure, you will be expected to stay overnight at the hospital for one or two days for monitoring. You may experience symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever, which are part of the expected post-embolisation syndrome. These symptoms can be treated with medications in the ward. There may be mild bruising or bleeding at the groin or wrist needle puncture site. You will be monitored for rare complications such as severe bleeding or bruising from damaged blood vessels, embolisation of an unintended artery, liver infection, and kidney damage. Some patients do not experience any discomfort at all post-procedure.

You may resume your normal activities in a week. A follow-up clinic visit with a CT/MRI scan of your liver and blood tests may be arranged to evaluate the effects of the treatment and to plan for further treatment.

Please seek medical attention if you have the following symptoms after the procedure: bleeding, pain, redness, or discharge over the puncture site; hand or leg turning pale and cold; high fever (more than 38 degree Celcius); worsening or change in the character of the abdominal pain; shortness of breath or productive cough.

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