JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31322
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Author Takeuchi, Hitoshi| Tamura, Ryuuji| Baba, Takako| Kawashima, Takeshi| Fukazawa, Takuya| Yunoki, Yasuhiro| Tanakaya, Koji| Yasui, Yoshimasa| Konaga, Eiji|
Abstract <p>Percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) is a new technique for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, it is difficult to distinguish those lesions in which necrosis has been induced from the viable residual lesions during the procedure, because the margin of the tumor becomes unclear during PMCT. We determined the area of necrotic lesions during the procedure using color Doppler imaging. PMCT was performed on 10 patients (17 lesions) with recurrent HCC. The electrode of the microwave delivery system was moved around the tumor and the surrounding area until color mosaic images disappeared from the entire area of the tumor. The areas in which necrotic tissue was indicated by color Doppler imaging were later confirmed by other modalities such as angiography or contrast-enhanced computed tomography. This leads us to believe that real-time, effective evaluation of PMCT is possible with color Doppler imaging.</p>
Keywords microwave coagulation therapy color Doppler imaging hepatocellular carcinoma
Amo Type Article
Published Date 1998-10
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume52
Issue issue5
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 255
End Page 260
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 9810435
Web of Science KeyUT 000076694300004