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No-touch wedge ablation technique of microwave ablation for the treatment of subcapsular tumors in the liver.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23885917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ablation of exophytic and border-deforming liver tumors may increase risks of tumor seeding or hemorrhage. The present report describes a no-touch wedge ablation technique intended to potentially reduce tumor disruption while achieving technically adequate ablation. The technique involves the use of multiple probe positions tangential to the tumor, and was used to treat eight tumors. Complete ablation was demonstrated in all cases on early posttreatment imaging at an average of 16 days after the procedure. At an average imaging follow-up of 244 days, there was one case of local tumor recurrence. The technique may be useful for the ablation of exophytic, border-deforming liver tumors.
Premal A Patel; Liam Ingram; Iain D C Wilson; David J Breen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1535-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  2014-03-06     Revised Date:  2014-05-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1257-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Ablation Techniques* / adverse effects
Liver Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Microwaves / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Apr;25(4):655-6   [PMID:  24674223 ]

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