Radiofrequency ablation for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: management of locoregional recurrence.

@article{Lanuti2012RadiofrequencyAF,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: management of locoregional recurrence.},
  author={Michael Lanuti and Amita Sharma and Henning Willers and Subba R Digumarthy and Douglas J. Mathisen and Jo-Anne O Shepard},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={921-7; discussion 927-88}
}
BACKGROUND This study characterizes the management of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in patients with high-risk stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS Consecutive patients with biopsy-proven stage I NSCLC underwent computed tomography-guided lung RFA from December 2003 to 2010. All patients were deemed medically inoperable or refused an operation. RFA was performed with curative intent. RESULTS Fifty-five ablations were performed… CONTINUE READING