Percutaneous treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis: a comparison of the safety of cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation.

@article{Dunne2014PercutaneousTO,
  title={Percutaneous treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis: a comparison of the safety of cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation.},
  author={Ruth M. Dunne and Paul B. Shyn and Jeffrey C. Sung and Servet Tatli and Paul R. Morrison and Paul J. Catalano and Stuart G. Silverman},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={632-8}
}
PURPOSE To compare the safety of image-guided percutaneous cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective HIPAA-compliant study received institutional review board approval. Forty-two adult patients with cirrhosis underwent image-guided percutaneous ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma from 2003 to 2011. Twenty-five patients underwent 33 cryoablation procedures to treat 39 tumors, and… CONTINUE READING

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