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PURPOSE A thin-caliber applicator system was developed for introducing a laser fiber under CT guidance into lung metastases with only minimal complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS A space-saving 5.5 French Teflon cannula with a titanium trocar and connectors for a laser light guide (2 or 3 cm Dornier Diffusor-Tip H-6111-T2 or H-6111-T3 coupled to a Dornier(More)
We perform laser ablation of lung metastases for four years. In the following we report on technical success, ablation results and follow-up. 30 patients with a total of 42 lung metastases were treated. Patients were aged between 42 and 74 years. Primary tumors were mostly colorectal carcinomas, head and neck and uro-genital tumors. Technical success was(More)
Laserablationen von Lungenmetastasen führen wir seit 4 Jahren durch. Wir berichten nachfolgend über technischen Erfolg, Ablationsergebnisse und Verlaufskontrollen. 30 Patienten mit 42 Lungenmetastasen wurden behandelt. Das Patientenalter lag zwischen 42 und 74 Jahren. Primärtumoren waren in der überwiegenden Zahl der Fälle colorectale Carcinome, HNO-Tumoren(More)
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