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Radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation and microwave ablation for T1a renal cell carcinoma: A comparative evaluation of therapeutic and renal Function Outcomes

from Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

A retrospective assessment of 297 patients with biopsy-proven RCC treated with image-guided percutaneous thermal ablation was performed between October 2006 and December 2016. Assessments of adverse events, treatment efficacy, and therapeutic outcomes were performed among RF ablation, cryoablation, and MWA. The 2-year disease-free, metastatic-free and cancer-specific survival rates were tabulated. Estimated glomerular filtration rate was used to assess for treatment related changes in renal function. RF ablation, cryoablation and MWA are equivalent at 2 years for treatment of T1a RCC for therapeutic outcome, stability of renal function and low adverse event rate. more

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