Background/Aims: In this report, the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic radiofrequency interstitial thermal ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma has been evaluated in 20 patients. Methodology: The laparoscopic approach with the use of intraoperative ultrasonography allowed us to obtain additional information regarding liver nodules and a complete treatment of the liver lesions. Results: The complication rate was low and there was no operative mortality. A complete necrosis has been obtained in 90% of the cases at 1 month dynamic computed tomography following the treatment. Conclusions: Laparoscopic radiofrequency thermal ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma proved to be a safe and effective technique; its use may be proposed in selected patients. Larger series are needed to accurately assess its role among the other ablative therapies of hepatocellular carcinoma.
|Titolo:||Laparoscopic radiofrequency of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in liver cirrhosis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|