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Diagn Interv Imaging. 2014 Jul-Aug;95(7-8):677-82. doi: 10.1016/j.diii.2014.04.001. Epub 2014 May 10.

New tumor ablation techniques for cancer treatment (microwave, electroporation).

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Radiologie interventionnelle, Institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue Camille-Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif cedex, France. Electronic address: debaere@igr.fr.
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Radiologie interventionnelle, Institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue Camille-Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif cedex, France.

Abstract

Since the introduction of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of liver tumors at the end of the 1990s, indications for local ablation techniques have been extended to other organs, in particular, the lungs, kidneys and bones. These techniques have also been improved, in particular to try and overcome the limitations of radiofrequency techniques, especially the significant decrease in complete ablation rates for tumors larger than 3cm and tumors that are contiguous to vessels larger than 3mm. Microwave ablation is a rapidly developing thermal ablation technique similar to RFA but with numerous differences. Electroporation, a non-thermal ablation technique with other possibilities, is in earlier stages of clinical development.

KEYWORDS:

Ablation; Electroporation; Microwave; Radiofrequency; Tumor

PMID:
24818966
DOI:
10.1016/j.diii.2014.04.001
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