Microwave ablation in the spleen for treatment of secondary hypersplenism: a preliminary study.

@article{Liang2011MicrowaveAI,
  title={Microwave ablation in the spleen for treatment of secondary hypersplenism: a preliminary study.},
  author={Ping Liang and Yongyan Gao and Hongyi Zhang and Xiaoling Yu and Yang Wang and Yaqi Duan and Wenyuan Shi},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2011},
  volume={196 3},
  pages={692-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of microwave (MW) ablation for the treatment of hypersplenism, via a laparoscopic or percutaneous approach, and its effect on liver function in patients with liver cirrhosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty patients (17 men and three women; mean age, 51.7 ± 11.4 years; age range, 31-68 years) with secondary hypersplenism resulting from liver cirrhosis were treated with MW ablation of splenic parenchyma (13… CONTINUE READING

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