Radiofrequency ablation of hepatic lesions

RF performed percutaneously by advancing specially designed electrodes into the tumor and applying radiofrequency energy to generate a zone of thermal destruction encompassing the tumor with adequate margins.

25% of patients have minor complications and rare major complications.

More safe than cryotherapy.

Excellent treatment for small hepatocellular carcinomas <3cm with 3-year disease control rate of 80-90%.

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