Radiofrequency ablation of small renal cell carcinomas using multitined expandable electrodes: preliminary experience.

@article{Clark2006RadiofrequencyAO,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation of small renal cell carcinomas using multitined expandable electrodes: preliminary experience.},
  author={Timothy W. I. Clark and Bruce S Malkowicz and S. William Stavropoulos and Richard Sanchez and Michael C. Soulen and Maxim Itkin and Aalpen Patel and Jeffrey I. Mondschein and Alan J. Wein},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={513-9}
}
PURPOSE Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive, nephron-sparing option for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in poor surgical candidates. We report our contemporary experience with RCC radiofrequency ablation using multitined expandable electrodes along with an aggressive treatment strategy to displace adjacent viscera away from probe tines. Involution of the treatment zone was assessed over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 36-month period, a quality-assurance database identified 22… CONTINUE READING

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