SIR-Spheres® Y-90 harsmicrosferen zijn een medisch hulpmiddel dat in Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) wordt gebruikt. De microsferen zijn extreem kleine harsbolletjes (ongeveer een derde van de diameter van een haar) welke radioactief yttrium-90 (Y-90) bevatten.

De radioactieve microsferen worden in de hoofdader ingespoten die de levertumoren voorziet en door hun kleine gewicht en omvang worden ze door de bloedstroom meegenomen naar de kleine bloedvaten rondom de tumour waar ze vervolgens vastlopen.

De radioactiviteit wordt rechtstreeks afgegeven aan de tumorcellen en vernietigen deze.




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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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