Radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors

Pierre Alian Clavien, Michael M. Awad, Michael A. Choti

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Unresectable malignant tumors of the liver (e.g., hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal metastases, neuroendocrine tumors, selected other types of metastases) Tumors <5cm in size (most effective for lesions <3cm) Palliative treatment of symptomatic tumors (e.g., neuroendocrine metastases) Bridge to liver transplantation (hepatocellular carcinoma) Access: Open: In combination with resection When resection is planned, but unresectability is found at time of laparotomy In difficult locations or selected cases when multiple ablations are required percutaneus: not discussed in this atlas Laparoscopic: Patient fulfills basic requirements to undergo surgery Lesion(s) amenable to laparoscopic approach percutaneus: not discussed in this atlas

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783540200048
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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  • Medicine(all)


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