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World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec 21;20(47):18059-60. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i47.18059.

Hepatocellular carcinoma review: current treatment, and evidence-based medicine.

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Bulent Karaman, Bilal Battal, Sebahattin Sari, Samet Verim, Gata Radiology Department, 06291 Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

We read with great interest the recent article entitled "Hepatocellular carcinoma review: Current treatment, and evidence-based medicine" by Raza et al, published in World Journal of Gastroenterology. Authors evaluated treatments for early and advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma based on an extensive review of the relevant literature. They reported that radiofrequency ablation is the most effective local ablative therapy. They concluded that RF ablation is equivalent to surgical resection in well selected patients with early stage hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, we want to mention microwave ablation besides RF ablation.

KEYWORDS:

Hepatocellular carcinoma; Microwave ablation; Radiofrequency ablation

PMID:
25548509
PMCID:
PMC4273161
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v20.i47.18059
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