Radio frequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma via image guided needle electrodes.

@article{McGovern1999RadioFA,
  title={Radio frequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma via image guided needle electrodes.},
  author={Francis J. McGovern and Bradford J. Wood and Shraga Nahum Goldberg and Peter R. Mueller},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1999},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={599-600}
}
An 84-year-old man was diagnosed with a solid renal mass and he refused open surgery. Computerized tomography (CT) demonstrated mass enhancement with iodinated contrast material, consistent with solid renal cell carcinoma (fig. 1). Three years later the mass had enlarged to 3.5 cm. The patient continued to refuse surgery but he consented to per­ cutaneous radio frequency ablation. Institutional review board permission was obtained before the procedure. The patient underwent conscious sedation… CONTINUE READING
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