Complications of radiofrequency ablation of neoplasms

Albert A. Nemcek*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-187
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006



  • Complications
  • Interventional radiology
  • Malignancy
  • Neoplasm
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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