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J Xray Sci Technol. 2012;20(1):121-9. doi: 10.3233/XST-2012-0323.

Percutaneous ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation treatment and genetic testing for renal cell carcinoma with Von Hippel-Lindau disease.

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  • 1Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.


Percutaneous ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation is increasingly being studied in the treatment of renal tumors. Because percutaneous ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive and nephron-sparing procedure, it is ideally suited for patients with a single kidney, multiple tumors, or contraindications to conventional surgery. We report on a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease who had multicentric tumors in the single kidney that was successfully treated with percutaneous ultrasound-guided radiofrequncy ablation. The one-year follow-up showed that there was no local recurrence or metastasis. And genetic testing showed the patient had a T to G heterozygotic missense mutation at nucleotide 515 of VHL gene exon 1.

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