Percutaneous ablation of colorectal lung metastases.


Lung metastasectomy can prolong survival in patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma. Thermal ablation offers a potential solution with similar reported survival outcomes. It has minimal effect on pulmonary function, or quality of life, can be repeated, and may be considered more acceptable to patients because of the associated shorter hospital stay and recovery. This review describes the indications, technique, reported outcomes, complications and radiologic appearances after thermal ablation of colorectal lung metastases.

DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2015.095

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@article{Ridge2015PercutaneousAO, title={Percutaneous ablation of colorectal lung metastases.}, author={Carole Ann Ridge and Stephen B. Solomon}, journal={Journal of gastrointestinal oncology}, year={2015}, volume={6 6}, pages={685-92} }