Percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation in the management of lung tumors: presentation of clinical experience on a series of 35 patients.

@article{Thanos2009PercutaneousRT,
  title={Percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation in the management of lung tumors: presentation of clinical experience on a series of 35 patients.},
  author={Loukas I Thanos and Sofia Mylona and Nikolaos D. Ptohis and Spyridon Tsiouris and Evangelia K Sotiropoulou and Anastasia Pomoni and Maria Pomoni},
  journal={Diagnostic and interventional radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={290-6}
}
PURPOSE To present our results in a series of 35 patients with malignant pulmonary lesions, who underwent radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) during a period of 18 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS In our institution, 55 RFA sessions under computed tomography (CT) guidance were performed on 48 pulmonary malignant lesions (23 inoperable primary and 25 metastatic) in 35 patients. RESULTS Total necrosis was noted in 19 primary (82.6%) and in 19 metastatic lesions (76%). In four primary (17.4… CONTINUE READING