Radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors.

  title={Radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors.},
  author={Roberto Casal and Alda L. Tam and Georgie A Eapen},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={151-63, Table of Contents}
Lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer-related mortality throughout the world. Only 25% of patients are diagnosed early and are candidates for surgical resection with curative intent. Many early-stage patients are medically inoperable owing to comorbidities. For these patients, and for selected patients with pulmonary metastases, radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive therapeutic alternative. Radiofrequency ablation can be performed percutaneously, under conscious sedation, and… CONTINUE READING

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