Pancreatic ablation: minimally invasive treatment options

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Abstract

Despite the significant improvement of knowledge and technologies in tumor treatments, pancreatic tumor remains a complex disease still characterized by a poor prognosis. The increasing role of minimally invasive techniques started to drive the effort of scientific medicine to evaluate the possibilities of application of these techniques to pancreatic cancer. The purpose of this paper is to present a brief summary of the different ablative techniques available and proposed for pancreatic tumor treatment considering invasive, noninvasive, thermal and non-thermal techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hyperthermia
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2019

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Keywords

  • energy-based ablation
  • high-intensity focused ultrasound
  • Image-guided tumor ablation
  • minimally invasive
  • pancreatic tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cancer Research

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