Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2020 Feb 31;43(2):273-283. Epub 2019 Oct 31.
Radiology Department, Hôpital Jean Verdier (APHP), Hôpitaux universitaires Paris-Seine-Saint-Denis, Assistfance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Avenue du 14 juillet, 93140, Bondy, France.
Purpose: The percutaneous ablation of subcapsular hepatocellular carcinoma (S-HCC) may involve a risk of complications such as hemorrhage and tumor seeding, mainly linked to the direct tumor puncture often inevitable with mono-applicator ablation devices. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of no-touch multi-bipolar radiofrequency ablation (NTMBP-RFA) for the treatment of S-HCC ≤ 5 cm not puncturable via the non-tumorous liver parenchyma.
Materials And Methods: Between September 2007 and December 2014, 58 consecutive patients (median age: 63 years [46-86], nine females) with 59 S-HCC ≤ 5 cm (median diameter: 25 mm [10-50 mm]), not puncturable via the non-tumorous liver parenchyma, were treated with NTMBP-RFA. Read More