Radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary tumours: current status

Steinke, Karin (2008) Radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary tumours: current status. Cancer Imaging, 8 1: 27-35. doi:10.1102/1470-7330.2008.0008

Author Steinke, Karin
Title Radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary tumours: current status
Journal name Cancer Imaging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-7330
Publication date 2008-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1102/1470-7330.2008.0008
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 27
End page 35
Total pages 9
Place of publication Beckenham, Kent, UK
Publisher e-MED
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for thoracic tumours has emerged as a minimally invasive therapy option for primary
and secondary lung tumours and has gained increasing acceptance for pain palliation. The procedure is well tolerated
and the complication rates are low. RFA provides the opportunity for localized tissue destruction of limited tumour
volumes with medium and long term follow-up data suggesting that survival figures do parallel those of non-surgical
treatment modalities. The purpose of this article is to review the status of RFA in lung tumours, to emphasize its place
in symptomatic palliation and to discuss its potential role in conjunction with radiation or systemic therapy.
Keyword Lung cancer
Lung metastases
Pain palliation
Thermal ablation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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