Image-guided radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung neoplasm in high-risk patients.

@article{Pennathur2010ImageguidedRA,
  title={Image-guided radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung neoplasm in high-risk patients.},
  author={Arjun Pennathur and Ghulam Abbas and Matthew J. Schuchert and Rodney J. Landreneau and James D. Luketich},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={53-8}
}
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. Surgical resection with a lobectomy is the standard treatment for stage I non-small cell lung cancer. With an aging population, however, there are a significant number of patients who have other comorbidities that preclude surgical resection. Image-guided radiofrequency ablation is a new emerging modality of treatment which may be applicable in this high-risk group of patients. In this article, we review the… CONTINUE READING
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