Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer: results in 20 nonsurgical candidates.

@article{Hiraki2007PercutaneousRA,
  title={Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer: results in 20 nonsurgical candidates.},
  author={Takao Hiraki and Hideo Gobara and Tatsuhiko Iishi and Yoshifumi Sano and Toshihiro Iguchi and Hiroyasu Fujiwara and Nobuhisa Tajiri and J. J. Sakurai and Hiroshi Date and Hidefumi Mimura and Susumu Kanazawa},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={134 5},
  pages={1306-12}
}
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation for nonsurgical candidates with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS This study was carried out on 20 nonsurgical candidates (11 men and 9 women; mean age, 75.6 years) with clinical stage I (IA, n = 14; IB, n = 6) non-small cell lung cancer. All patients were deemed nonsurgical candidates because of poor pulmonary function (n = 7), poor cardiac function (n = 3), poor performance status (n = 4), or… CONTINUE READING
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