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Title: Percutaneous Irreversible Electroporation of Unresectable Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin Tumor): A Case Report

Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel image-guided ablation technique that is rapidly gaining popularity in the treatment of malignant tumors located near large vessels or bile ducts. The presence of metal objects in the ablation zone, such as Wallstents, is generally considered a contraindication for IRE, because tissue heating due to power conduction may lead to thermal complications. This report describes a 66-year-old female with a Bismuth–Corlette stage IV unresectable cholangiocarcinoma with a metallic Wallstent in the common bile duct, who was safely treated with percutaneous IRE with no signs for relapse 1 year after the procedure.
Authors:
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  1. VU University Medical Center, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Netherlands)
  2. VU University Medical Center, Department of Surgery (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22469651
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: IROS 2015: Interventional Radiological Olbert Symposium, Berlin (Germany), 15-17 Jan 2015; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); Article Copyright (c) 2015 The Author(s); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ABLATION; ANIMAL TISSUES; BILIARY TRACT; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; BISMUTH; FEMALES; HEATING; IMAGES; LEAD; NEOPLASMS