Percutaneous treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: Radio-frequency thermal ablation versus ethanol injection - a prospective, randomized trial (final report)

D. Cioni, R. Lencioni, A. Paolicchi, L. Crocetti, M. Moretti, C. Franchini, C. Bartolozzi

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Abstract

The effectiveness of radiofrequency (RF) thermal ablation against percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) in the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was evaluated. Eighty patients with either single or multiple nodular-type HCC lesions 3 cm or less in diameter were randomly assigned to either RF ablation. RF treatment was performed by using either cooled-tip electrode needles or expandable electrode needles. Therapeutic response was assessed by dual phase spiral computerized tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A226
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume26
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventThe 9th Congress of World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 6 2000May 10 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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