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Ultrasound Guided Intraoperative Liver Radiofrequency Ablation by Surgeons
J Surg Ultrasound 2018;5:39-44
Published online November 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Surgical Ultrasound Society

Young Chul Yoon

Department of Surgery, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence to: Young Chul Yoon
Department of Surgery, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, 56 Dongsu-ro, Bupyung-gu, Incheon 21431, Korea
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E-mail: k07yyc@catholic.ac.kr
Received August 18, 2018; Revised October 19, 2018; Accepted October 20, 2018.
Journal of Surgical Ultrasound is an Open Access Journal. All articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
In the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), percutaneous ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a proven therapy and is currently performed in clinical practice. However, depending on the location of the HCC, percutaneous RFA may not be possible. In these cases, intraoperative RFA can be implemented, but it is rarely performed by surgeons. Since laparoscopic intraoperative RFA is less invasive, it is increasingly used in small HCCs.
Keywords : Hepatocellular carcinoma, Intraoperative radiofrequency ablation, Ultrasound, Laparoscopy


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