Gallbladder needle decompression during radiofrequency ablation of an adjacent liver tumour.

Gallbladder perforation with bile leak can result from thermal injury during radiofrequency ablation of liver tumours. Two case studies demonstrate a technique for preventing gallbladder injury to the peritoneal surface of a distended gallbladder adjacent to the anticipated hepatic ablation zone. The use of percutaneous gallbladder needle decompression can… CONTINUE READING