Feasibility of Hepatology-Directed Microwave Ablation in Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in North America: A Pilot Project

Ann Hepatol. Jan-Feb 2019;18(1):11-13. doi: 10.5604/01.3001.0012.7855.

Abstract

In North America, the role of Hepatologists in treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma is limited. We conducted a pilot project wherein a Hepatologist participated directly in microwave ablation of HCC at an academic center in the United States (n = 14). The pilot project shows promising outcomes, with complete remission rate of 93%.

Keywords: HCC; Hepatology; Multidisciplinary approach; Radiology.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / epidemiology
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / therapy*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Liver Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Liver Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Microwaves / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging*
  • North America / epidemiology
  • Pilot Projects
  • Prospective Studies
  • Radiofrequency Ablation / methods*
  • Survival Rate / trends
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome