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Review Article New Techniques of Ultrasound-guided Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Min Woo Lee
Journal of Liver Cancer 2014;14(2):89-96
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17998/jlc.14.2.89
Published online: September 30, 2014
Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author:  Min Woo Lee,
Email: leeminwoo0@gmail.com
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In Korea, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is most widely used under ultrasonography (US) guidance. With the technical development, small HCCs in challenging locations can be ablated effectively. Both fusion imaging and contrast-enhanced US is useful for identifying small inconspicuous HCCs on conventional US, thereby enable us to conduct successful RFA. Artificial ascites can enhance ultrasonic window and is helpful in avoiding thermal injury to the surrounding organs. Laparoscopy is also useful for guidance of RFA for subcapsular HCCs which are difficult to approach percutaneously. (J Liver Cancer 2014;14:89-96)


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