Thermal ablation of metastatic colon cancer to the liver Journal Article


Authors: Camacho, J. C.; Petre, E. N.; Sofocleous, C. T.
Article Title: Thermal ablation of metastatic colon cancer to the liver
Abstract: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is responsible for approximately 10% of cancer-related deaths in the Western world. Liver metastases are frequently seen at the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of the disease. Surgical resection is often considered as it provides long-term survival; however, few patients are candidates for resection. Percutaneous ablative therapies are also used in the management of this patient population. Different thermal ablation (TA) technologies are available including radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation (MWA), laser, and cryoablation. There is growing evidence about the role of interventional oncology and image-guided percutaneous ablation in the management of metastatic colorectal liver disease. This article aims to outline the technical considerations, outcomes, and rational of TA in the management of patients with CRC liver metastases, focusing on the emerging role of MWA. © 2019 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
Keywords: survival; cancer genetics; liver metastasis; laser surgery; cryoablation; radiofrequency ablation; tumor ablation; clinical outcome; thermal ablation; metastasis resection; metastatic colon cancer; human; priority journal; article; microwave thermotherapy
Journal Title: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume: 36
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0739-9529
Publisher: Thieme Publishing  
Date Published: 2019-10-01
Start Page: 310
End Page: 318
Language: English
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1698754
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC6823045
PUBMED: 31680722
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