SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres are administered under local anaesthesia by a specially trained healthcare professional who
- makes a small incision, usually into the femoral artery near the groin (A)
- guides a microcatheter to the pre-specified site in the hepatic artery (as identified during the pre-treatment planning) (B)
- administers SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres through this catheter (C).
The whole procedure may take around 60-90 minutes.
- it is recommended that patients have a scan to confirm the placement of the SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres.
- patients should be monitored for a few hours and most patients are discharged within 24 hours.
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Effective May 7, 2021, SIR-Spheres will have the following indication for use:
SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are indicated for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and
unresectable metastatic liver tumors from primary colorectal cancer in patients refractory to or intolerant of chemotherapy.
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