Microwave-Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors

What is microwave/radiofrequency ablation of a liver tumor?

Microwave ablation is a technique similar to radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

Microwave ablation, unlike RFA, utilizes microwave energy to destroy the tumor With this approach, the tumor is destroyed by heating the tumor rather than being surgically removed.

RFA is often used for small tumors within the liver and can be applied with minimal side effects.

 

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