Overcoming the heat-sink phenomenon: successful radiofrequency thermal ablation of liver tumors in contact with blood vessels.

@article{Thanos2008OvercomingTH,
  title={Overcoming the heat-sink phenomenon: successful radiofrequency thermal ablation of liver tumors in contact with blood vessels.},
  author={Loukas I Thanos and Sophia Mylona and Panagiota N Galani and Maria Pomoni and Anastasia Pomoni and Ioannis Koskinas},
  journal={Diagnostic and interventional radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={51-6}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) of liver tumors (hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases) > 3 mm in diameter that were in contact with blood vessels. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 3-year period RFA was performed in 28 patients (age range, 36-83 years; male/female ratio, 17:11) with liver tumors (primary and metastatic) that were in contact with blood vessels > 3 mm in diameter. Tumor diameter ranged… CONTINUE READING

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