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Case Report A Case of Ileus Arising after Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Jeong Won Jang1, Si Hyun Bae1, Jong Young Choi1, Seung Kew Yoon1, Young Jun Lee2, Jae Young Byun2
Journal of Liver Cancer 2005;5(1):57-59
Published online: June 30, 2005
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1Departments of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
2Departments of Radiology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author:  Seung Kew Yoon,

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was introduced as a local therapeutic approach for a variety of malignant diseases. This modality has been reported to be one of the most feasible image-guided techniques, which can even cure a small cancer with one session of ablation. Although this technique is generally considered safe, adverse events attributable to the procedure have often been reported. Recently, we experienced a case of ileus arising acutely after the completion of RFA in the treatment of a small HCC. Until now, reports on the occurrence of ileus after RFA are almost lacking. In this rare case, we discussed the possible cause of the adverse event with a brief review of relevant literatures.

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