Decreased portal flow volume increases the area of necrosis caused by radio frequency ablation in pigs.

@article{Yoshimoto2007DecreasedPF,
  title={Decreased portal flow volume increases the area of necrosis caused by radio frequency ablation in pigs.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Yoshimoto and Kazuhiro Kotoh and Yuki Horikawa and Motoyuki Kohjima and Shusuke Morizono and Shinsaku Yamashita and Munechika Enjoji and M. Nakamuta},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={368-72}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although radio frequency ablation (RFA) has been widely accepted as an effective treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), severe complications are not uncommon. Major complications seem to occur as a result of over-ablation beyond the intended area. As most patients with HCC have underlying cirrhosis, we speculated that decreased portal flow might cause the necrosis associated with RFA. To confirm this hypothesis, we examined the area of necrosis resulting from RFA under… CONTINUE READING