Percutaneous image-guided cryoablation of breast cancer: A systematic review

Ezio Lanza, Jean Palussiere, Xavier Buy, Rosario Francesco Grasso, Bruno Beomonte Zobel, Dario Poretti, Vittorio Pedicini, Luca Balzarini, Roberto Luigi Cazzato

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A systematic review of the clinical safety and efficacy of percutaneous breast cancer cryoablation was performed. Of 202 papers screened, seven matched the inclusion criteria. Cryoablation was mainly performed under ultrasound guidance, and on average two cryoprobes were used. Complete local tumor control was noted in 73% of patients (mean follow-up, 8 mo). No major complications were noted. The cosmetic outcome was satisfactory. Breast cancer cryoablation is safe, although local tumor control is suboptimal. The best results are achieved with small (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1652-1657
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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