Radiofrequency Ablation of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Preliminary Experience

  title={Radiofrequency Ablation of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Preliminary Experience},
  author={Gianpaolo Carrafiello and Domenico Lagan{\`a} and Elisa Cotta and Monica Mangini and Federico Fontana and Francesca Bandiera and Carlo Fugazzola},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICCA) in a small, nonrandomized series. From February 2004 to July 2008, six patients (four men and two women; mean age 69.8 years [range 48 to 83]) with ICCA underwent percutaneous US-guided RFA. Preintervetional transarterial embolization was performed in two cases to decrease heat dispersion during RFA in… CONTINUE READING


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