Complications of radiofrequency ablation in hepatocellular carcinoma

  title={Complications of radiofrequency ablation in hepatocellular carcinoma},
  author={Hyunchul Rhim},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
Radiofrequency thermal ablation has been accepted as a promising technique to treat unresectable liver tumors. However, any interventional procedure should be performed only if the procedure is safe, with minimal morbidity and mortality rates. Recently, three separate multicenter surveys have reported acceptable morbidity and mortality rates for a minimally invasive technique. The mortality rate ranged from 0.1% to 0.5%, the major complication rate ranged from 2.2% to 3.1%, and the minor… CONTINUE READING


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