A randomized controlled trial of radiofrequency ablation with ethanol injection for small hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Shiina2005ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of radiofrequency ablation with ethanol injection for small hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Shuichiro Shiina and Takuma Teratani and Shuntaro Obi and Shinpei Sato and Ryosuke Tateishi and Tomonori Fujishima and Takashi Ishikawa and Yukihiro Koike and Haruhiko Yoshida and Takao Kawabe and Masao Omata},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={122-30}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation is a recently introduced treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, whereas ethanol injection is now a standard therapy. We compared their long-term outcomes. METHODS Two hundred thirty-two patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who had 3 or fewer lesions, each 3 cm or less in diameter, and liver function of Child-Pugh class A or B were entered onto a randomized controlled trial. The primary end point was survival, and the secondary end… CONTINUE READING
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