Linda G Hubbard

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PURPOSE To retrospectively determine the frequency of diaphragmatic injury when percutaneous hepatic radiofrequency (RF) ablation is performed adjacent to the diaphragm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional Review Board approval was obtained for our HIPAA-compliant study. Informed consent for the ablation procedure and for use of related data for future(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a study to determine the correlation between the diameter of the echogenic response observed with intraoperative sonography during radiofrequency ablation of the cirrhotic liver and the mean diameter of tissue necrosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 22 intraoperative radiofrequency ablations were created in 11 cirrhotic livers.(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we examined the variability of lesion sizes produced by a single radiofrequency ablation using the same device and algorithm in patients with small malignant hepatic tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS A review of the clinical records of 208 patients who underwent radiofrequency ablation of malignant hepatic tumors during a 6-year(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to define the spectrum and possible predictors of symptoms that occur in patients after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumors. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We performed 50 consecutive percutaneous radiofrequency ablation sessions on 39 patients with a total of 89 liver tumors. All patients had pre- and postablation(More)
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