A novel approach to energy ablative therapy of small renal tumours: laparoscopic high-intensity focused ultrasound.

@article{Klingler2008ANA,
  title={A novel approach to energy ablative therapy of small renal tumours: laparoscopic high-intensity focused ultrasound.},
  author={H Christoph Klingler and Martin Susani and Ralf Seip and Julian Mauermann and Naren Sanghvi and Michael J Marberger},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={810-6; discussion 817-8}
}
OBJECTIVE High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) permits targeted homogeneous ablation of tissue. The objective of this phase 1 study was to evaluate the feasibility of HIFU ablation of small renal tumours under laparoscopic control. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten kidneys with solitary renal tumours were treated with a newly developed 4.0 MHz laparoscopic HIFU probe. In the first two patients with 9-cm tumours, a defined marker lesion was placed prior to laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. In eight… CONTINUE READING

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