Mechanical Ureteral Perforation by a Radiofrequency Electrode During Ablation of a Renal Tumor

Abstract

Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is considered a minimally invasive treatment for renal tumors in patients that are unsuitable for a nephrectomy [1]. Ureteral injury is rare but is a serious complication that may occur from RF ablation of a renal tumor [1–5]. This complication mostly results from unintended thermal injury to the ureter in close proximity to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00270-009-9607-6

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