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View in Spanish: Infusión arterial hepática

Hepatic arterial infusion (heh-PA-tik ar-TEER-ee-ul in-FYOO-zhun)
A procedure to deliver chemotherapy directly to the liver. Catheters are put into an artery in the groin that leads directly to the liver, and drugs are given through the catheters.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.