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Surgical Resection

Surgical Treatment of Liver Metastases - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)



Minimally Invasive Approaches - Overview

Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Liver Tumors (Medscape)
from Seminars in Liver Disease
by John R. Leyendecker, MD, and Gerald D. Dodd III, MD
Physician CME article that reviews several minimally invasive, image-guided therapies developed for the local treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatic metastases in patients who are considered poor candidates for surgical resection. Reviews radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, laser ablation, cryoablation, ethanol ablation, and chemoembolization. Notes that successful treatment of HCC has succeeded that for metastatic metastatic disease. Aimed at physicians. Registration required for free access to Medscape. [2001]

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Malignant Hepatic Tumors: At the Threshold of a Major Breakthrough (PubMed)
Abstract of an article published in Radiographics (Jan/Feb 2000) that reviews six minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of primary and secondary malignant hepatic tumors: radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, laser ablation, cryoablation, ethanol ablation, and chemoembolization. [2/00]



Chemoembolization

Magnetic-Targeted Doxorubicin in Treating Patients with Cancer Metastatic to the Liver (ClinicalTrials.gov)
Describes an ongoing trial of MTC-DOX, a chemotherapy drug (doxorubicin or DOX), that is adsorbed, or made to "stick," to magnetic beads (MTCs). MTC-DOX is directed to and deposited in the area of the tumor. The intent is to target the chemotherapy drug directly to the liver metastases. Contact information is provided.

Chemoembolization & Treatment of Liver Metastases (PubMed)



Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) & Microwave Ablation

Managing Liver Lesions: Role of Adjunctive Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) (Medscape)
Medscape Web Conference
, Released June 23, 2004
Presented by Peter Mueller, MD and Lawrence S. Blaszkowsky, MD
Reviews the role of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of primary and metastatic liver lesions. Aimed at physicians. Registration required for free access to Medscape. [6/04]

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) & Treatment of Liver Metastases - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts

Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors (RSNA/Radiology Info)
Answers frequently-asked questions about radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, including what it is, how the procedure is performed, risks, benefits and limitations. [2/03]



Radioactive Microspheres (SIR-Spheres)

SIR-Spheres & Treatment of Liver Metastases - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)



Stereotactic Approaches

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: An Ablative Treatment Option for Primary and Secondary Liver Tumors (PubMed)
Abstract of a review article from a 2004 issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology that discusses stereotactic body radiation therapy as a treatment option for some patients who are ineligible for surgical resection of liver tumors. Presents the concept and technology of stereotactic body radiation therapy and describes its applications in the treatment of malignant liver tumors. [2004]

Stereotactic Approaches & Treatment of Liver Metastases - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)




 

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