Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of unresectable liver malignancies: feasibility and clinical outcome.

@article{Topal2003LaparoscopicRA,
  title={Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of unresectable liver malignancies: feasibility and clinical outcome.},
  author={Baki Topal and Raymond Aerts and Freddy M. Penninckx},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          11-5
        }
}
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective treatment in patients with unresectable liver malignancies. Since there is little information on its optimal approach, the feasibility, clinical outcome, and efficacy of laparoscopic RFA need further investigation. Twenty-three consecutive patients with unresectable hepatic malignancies were treated with RFA. RFA was performed percutaneously in 5 patients (5 tumors; median maximum diameter of 25 mm [range, 20-73]), via laparotomy in 9 (28… CONTINUE READING
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