Transarterial chemoembolization plus radiofrequency ablation for liver cancer

Record ID 32013000213
English
Authors' recomendations: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are minimally invasive treatments for tumors in the liver. TACE involves injection of chemotherapy agents and occluding substances into the hepatic arteries that supply blood to tumors, and RFA involves insertion of a metal electrode or electrodes and application of an electric current to generate heat that destroys cells in and around the tumor. The goal of these procedures is to cut off blood flow to and destroy tumor tissue, while sparing normal liver tissue.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Chemoembolization, Therapeutic
  • Catheter Ablation
Contact
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2012 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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