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|Title:||The safety and efficacy of ablative techniques adjacent to the hepatic vasculature and biliary system|
|Citation:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 2010; 80(1-2):41-49|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Science Asia|
|Christopher D. Mann, Matthew S. Metcalfe, David M. Lloyd, Guy J. Maddern and Ashley R. Dennison|
|Abstract:||Ablative techniques may provide an alternative to resection in treating awkwardly placed hepatic malignancy adjacent to major vascular and biliary structures. The heat-sink effect may reduce efficacy adjacent to major vascular structures. Vascular occlusion improves efficacy but is associated with increased vascular and biliary complications. The safety and efficacy of ablation in these situations remain to be defined. Further studies comparing both safety and efficacy are needed.|
|Keywords:||hepatic ablation; radiofrequency; microwave; safety; efficacy.|
|Rights:||© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery publications|
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