Radiofrequency (RF) ablation for the treatment of breast cancer liver metastases

T. Livraghi, M. F. Meloni, S. N. Goldberg, G. S. Gazelle, S. Lazzaroni, L. Cova, L. Solbiati

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Local treatment of breast cancer metastases is indicated in certain circumstances. The efficacy of radio frequency (RF) ablation in breast liver metastases is investigated. Twenty-four patients with 64 intrahepatic metastases ranging from 1-6.6 cm (mean 2.9) underwent ultrasonic-guided RF-ablation using 17-gauge internally-cooled electrodes. Complete necrosis is obtained in 59/64 lesions (92.1%). One of these 59 lesions (1.6%) complications occurred.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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