Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of early stage hepatocellular carcinoma: a health technology assessment.

@article{Xie2010PercutaneousRA,
  title={Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of early stage hepatocellular carcinoma: a health technology assessment.},
  author={Xuanqian Xie and Nandini Dendukuri and Maurice McGregor},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={390-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effectiveness and cost of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (PRFA) and surgical resection (SRS) for the management of early stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma. METHODS A systematic literature search of articles in English, French, and Chinese was performed using online databases. Only articles with patients classified as Child-Pugh Class A or B, with tumor size <5 cm were included. A meta-analysis was carried out to estimate the… CONTINUE READING