Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is one of several techniques currently available to the interventional radiologist for direct local destruction of neoplastic tissue. At the present time RFA is among the most widely used and investigated of local therapies and has shown promise in oncological therapy for a variety of tissue types and anatomic locations, the latter including liver, kidney, bone, lung, and adrenal gland. This review will discuss risks of RFA, including methods to anticipate, avoid, ameliorate, or treat complications that may occur as a result of RFA.
- Interventional radiology
- Radiofrequency ablation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine