Navigation Bronchoscopy-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation for Nonsurgical Peripheral Pulmonary Tumors.

@article{Xie2017NavigationBR,
  title={Navigation Bronchoscopy-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation for Nonsurgical Peripheral Pulmonary Tumors.},
  author={Fangfang Xie and Xiaoxuan Zheng and Bo Xiao and Baohui Han and Felix J. F. Herth and Jiayuan Sun},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={
          293-298
        }
}
We have recently developed a flexible catheter electrode used for bronchoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Two patients with nonsurgical stage IA peripheral lung cancer and 1 with lung metastasis underwent treatment with flexible catheter RFA utilizing navigation bronchoscopy. Chest computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT) were performed before and after RFA to assess the ablation response of the patients. One patient's tumor had no prior PET uptake and… CONTINUE READING
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