What new technologies are being investigated for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)?

Updated: Jan 31, 2021
  • Author: Luca Cicalese, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Preliminary data are available in a variety of newer technologies, including microwave ablation, laser ablation, and focal external beam radiation. Unfortunately, no randomized trial data are available for this population. Cryoablation of tumors using a liquid nitrogen filled probe had been used historically for ablation. However, as a result of higher complication rates and lower efficacy rates, it has largely fallen out of the clinical armamentarium. [52]


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