Local treatment of colorectal liver metastases: a comparison of interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) and percutaneous alcohol injection (PAI).

@article{Amin1993LocalTO,
  title={Local treatment of colorectal liver metastases: a comparison of interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) and percutaneous alcohol injection (PAI).},
  author={Zahir Amin and Stephen G. Bown and William R. Lees},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={166-71}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative merits of two physical methods of locally destroying colorectal liver metastases-interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) which causes thermal necrosis, and percutaneous alcohol injection (PAI) which causes cellular dehydration and coagulative necrosis. Seventy-six liver metastases in 22 patients were treated by ILP or PAI. Both techniques were performed using local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation/analgesia. Ultrasound was used to… CONTINUE READING