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Hepatol Res. 2011 Nov;41(11):1132-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1872-034X.2011.00865.x.

Laparoscopic repair of iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia following radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.


Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is commonly used for treating unresectable hepatic malignancies. Some commonly associated complications of RFA include fever, symptomatic pleural effusion, abscess, hepatoma and hepatic insufficiency. Here, we report a case of diaphragmatic hernia in a patient following RFA for hepatic malignancy with cirrhosis.

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