Cryosurgery as a treatment for advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma: results, complications, and alcohol ablation.

@article{Wong1998CryosurgeryAA,
  title={Cryosurgery as a treatment for advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma: results, complications, and alcohol ablation.},
  author={Wilfred Hang-Sang Wong and Sonya C Patel and F Sebasti{\'a}n de la Cruz and Kaushik Gala and A. P. F. Turner},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={1268-78}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate the use of cryosurgery and to determine whether there is a role for combined therapy with alcohol ablation in the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS Twelve patients with biopsy proven hepatocellular carcinoma underwent ultrasound-guided cryosurgical ablation of their liver tumor. Postoperative alcohol ablation was performed on those patients who were found to have residual tumor or recurrence after the… CONTINUE READING