The effect of hepatic inflow occlusion on laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation using simulated tumors

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of hepatic inflow occlusion (the Pringle maneuver) on laparoscopic radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Using a previously validated agarose tissuemimic model, 1-cm simulated hepatic tumors (three per animal) were laparoscopically ablated in five pigs with normal perfusion and then in five pigs with hepatic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004640080167

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