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Effect of CT fluoroscopy-guided transpulmonary radiofrequency ablation of liver tumours on the lung.
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PMID:  22374277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We retrospectively evaluated the effect of transpulmonary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumours on the lung.
METHODS: 16 patients (10 males and 6 females; mean age, 65.2 years) with 16 liver tumours (mean diameter 1.5 cm) underwent transpulmonary RFA under CT fluoroscopic guidance. The tumours were either hepatocellular carcinoma (n=14) or liver metastasis (n=12). All 16 liver tumours were undetectable with ultrasonography. The pulmonary function values at 3 months after transpulmonary RFA were compared with baseline (i.e. values before RFA).
RESULTS: In 8 of 16 sessions, minor pulmonary complications occurred, including small pneumothorax (n=8) and small pleural effusion (n=1). In two sessions, major pulmonary complications occurred, including pneumothorax requiring a chest tube (n=2). These chest tubes were removed at 4 and 6 days, and these patients were discharged 7 and 10 days after RFA, respectively, without any sequelae. The pulmonary function values we evaluated were forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1.0) and vital capacity (VC). The mean values of FEV1.0 before and 3 months after RFA were 2.55 l and 2.59 l, respectively; the mean values of VC before and 3 months after RFA were 3.20 l and 3.27 l, respectively. These pulmonary values did not show any significant worsening (p=0.393 and 0.255 for FEV1.0 and VC, respectively).
CONCLUSION: There was no significant lung injury causing a fatal or intractable complication after transpulmonary RFA of liver tumours.
T Iguchi; D Inoue; K Yabushita; K Sakaguchi; M Tatsukawa; H Sasaki; S Kanazawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-20     Completed Date:  2012-10-01     Revised Date:  2013-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e373-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Fukuyama City Hospital, Fukuyama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / surgery*
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects,  methods*
Fluoroscopy / adverse effects,  methods
Forced Expiratory Volume / radiation effects
Liver Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pleural Effusion / etiology*,  physiopathology
Pneumothorax / etiology*,  physiopathology
Radiography, Interventional / adverse effects,  methods
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / adverse effects,  methods
Treatment Outcome
Vital Capacity / radiation effects

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