Microwave coagulation therapy for liver cancer: laparoscopic microwave coagulation


A microwave coagulator was developed in 1979 by Tabuse.1 Originally, it was invented as a new cautery device designed to reduce the volume of hemorrhage during hepatectomy. Using the same device, Saitsu et al.2 reported intraoperative and laparoscopic microwave coagulation (MC) therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in 1991. Percutaneous MC was then… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s005350170121

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