The role of interventional radiology in the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer

Uysal A., ÜNAL E. , KARAOSMANOĞLU A. D. , Arellano R., ÇİFTÇİ T. T. , AKINCI D. , ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.94, no.1118, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 1118
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1259/bjr.20200702


Interventional radiology (IR) provides minimally invasive therapeutic and palliative options for the treatment of pancreatic cancer depending on the stage of the disease. IR plays a critical, and also a very effective role, in both pre- and post-operative care of the patients with early stage resectable disease and also in palliative treatment of the patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease. In this article, we aimed to present the capability and the limitations of IR procedures including: local treatment options of primary and metastatic pancreatic cancer, palliation of biliary and intestinal obstructions, minimally invasive treatment of post-operative complications, and pain management.