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Efficacy and Feasibility of Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients.
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PMID:  22510394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background/Aims: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new treatment which is used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We performed this clinical trial to investigate whether it could reduce the damage of residual liver function. Methodology: We studied 40 hepatitis-related chronic patients who underwent RFA for hepatocellular carcinoma. Indocyanine green (ICG) test was performed pre and postoperatively. Results: There were 32 males and 8 females with an average age of 53.98±12.59 years who underwent RFA for HCC. The mean preoperative ICGR15 value of 40 of the patients was (10.17±9.54) lower than the postoperative ICG retention rate at 15 min (ICGR15) value (14.95±12.71). Differences between the preoperative ICGR15 and the postoperative ICGR15 values were not significantly different (p=0.074). The 1-, 2- and 3-year survival rates were 98.7%, 88.8% and 76.4%, respectively. Conclusions: The results indicate that RFA is a minimally invasive treatment which provides a possible treatment modality for HCC patients with poor liver function and the efficacy is as well as the surgical treatment for HCC patients within the Milan criteria.
Yong-Sheng Ge; Ge-Liang Xu; Chuan-Hai Zhang; Wei-Dong Jia; Jian-Sheng Li; Jin-Liang Ma; Ji-Hai Yu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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