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Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of symptomatic giant hepatic cavernous hemangiomas: report of two cases and review of literature.
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PMID:  22720896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The presented cases detail percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation of multiple giant hepatic hemangiomas in two patients who presented with right upper-quadrant pain and fullness and chose not to undergo surgical resection. Treatment of two hemangiomas per patient, 7 cm and 6 cm in one and 9 cm and 2 cm in the other, was accomplished in single ablation sessions with 12 and nine cycles, respectively. Patients had durable resolution of symptoms with reduction of lesion size by 68%-82% at a mean follow-up of 13 months. These cases, along with promising results in the current literature, support RF ablation as a safe and effective surgical alternative.
Emerson E Sharpe; Gerald D Dodd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1535-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  971-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Mail Stop L954, 12401 E. 17th Ave., P.O. Box 6510, Aurora, CO 80045.
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