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Recent Advances in Radiofrequency Ablation for the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Takashi Himoto 1 , * , Kazutaka Kurokohchi 2 , Seishiro Watanabe 3 , Tsutomu Masaki 2

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1 Department of Integrated Medicine, thimoto@med.kagawa-u.ac.jp, Japan

2 Department of Gastroenterology and Neurology, School of Medicine, Kagawa University, Japan

3 Department of Internal Medicine, Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan

How to Cite: Himoto T, Kurokohchi K, Watanabe S, Masaki T. Recent Advances in Radiofrequency Ablation for the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepat Mon. 2012 ; 12(10):5945. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.5945.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hepatitis Monthly: 12 (10); 5945
Published Online: October 10, 2012
Article Type: Review Article
Received: July 31, 2011
Accepted: January 9, 2012
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Abstract

Contexts: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant diseases in the world. Because less than 20% of patients with HCC are resectable, various types of non-surgical treatment have been developed.

Evidence Acquisition: At present, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is accepted as the standard local treatment for patients with HCC because of its superior local control and overall survival compared to other local treatments.

Results: New devices for RFA and combination treatments of RFA with other procedures have been developed to improve anti-tumoral effects.

Conclusions: This review mainly focuses on the status of RFA in the management of HCC and recent advances in RFA treatment technology.

Keywords

Carcinoma, Hepatocellular Treatment Catheter Ablation

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