[Radiofrequency treatment of lung tumours]

Rev Pneumol Clin. 2011 Sep;67(4):238-43. doi: 10.1016/j.pneumo.2011.04.003. Epub 2011 Aug 4.
[Article in French]


Formal surgical resection is the standard treatment for patients with an operable non-small cell lung tumour and for selected patients with limited lung metastases, even if only a small number of patients are suitable for formal surgical resection due to comorbidities. CT-guided radiofrequency treatment is a minimally invasive therapeutic option that has been successfully applied to different organs, and for the lung is considered to be an alternative to surgery for patients who are not candidates for surgery. The procedure is well-tolerated and the complication rate is acceptable.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheter Ablation* / methods
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery*