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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 695–699

First Online: 20 October 2011Received: 17 June 2011Accepted: 18 September 2011

Abstract

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation RFA has gained wide acceptance as nephron-sparing therapy for small renal masses in select patients. Generally, it is a safe procedure with minor morbidity and acceptable short-term oncologic outcome. However, as a result of the close proximity of vital structures, such as the bowel, ureter, and large vessels, to the ablative field, complications regarding these structures may occur. This is the first article describing appendiceal perforation as a complication of computed tomography-guided RFA despite hydrodissection. When performing this innovative and promising procedure one should be aware of the possibility of particular minor and even major complications.

KeywordsInterventional oncology Ablation Radiofrequency ablation Kidney-renal Cancer Ischemia  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Judith Boone - Axel Bex - Warner Prevoo

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