Microwave Coagulonecrotic Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  title={Microwave Coagulonecrotic Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma},
  author={Naoki Yamanaka and Tsuneo Tanaka and Takeshi Oriyama and Kazutaka Furukawa and Wataru Tanaka and Eizo Okamoto},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
The present study reports on the usefulness of microwave coagulonecrotic therapy (MCT) as a treatment option for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with poor hepatic reserve. From June 1992 to March 1995, MCT using a microwave electrode was employed on 8 patients using laparoscopic control and 19 with the open method, and wedge resection (Hx) was applied to the 23 patients. All patients had HCC with poor hepatic reserve. Radiation output was 100 watts with a mean radiation duration of about 30… CONTINUE READING
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