Hemorrhagic Cardiac Tamponade: Rare Complication of Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Abstract

Local treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been widely used in clinical practice due to its minimal invasiveness and high rate of cure. Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is widely used because its treatment effectiveness. However, some serious complications can arise from percutaneous RFA. We present here a rare case of hemorrhagic cardiac tamponade secondary to an anterior cardiac vein (right marginal vein) injury during RFA for treatment of HCC.

DOI: 10.3348/kjr.2012.13.5.643

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@inproceedings{Loh2012HemorrhagicCT, title={Hemorrhagic Cardiac Tamponade: Rare Complication of Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma}, author={Kok Beng Loh and Shaik Ismail Bux and Basri Johan Jeet Bin Abdullah and Raja Amin Raja Mokhtar and Rosmawati Mohamed}, booktitle={Korean journal of radiology}, year={2012} }