Radiofrequency ablation complicated by skin burn

S. D. Huffman, N. P. Huffman, Robert J. Lewandowski, Daniel B. Brown

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Abstract

Radiofrequency (RF) ablation has been increasingly utilized as a minimally invasive treatment for primary and metastatic liver tumors, as well as tumors in the kidneys, bones, and adrenal glands. The development of high-current RF ablation has subsequently led to an increased risk of thermal skin injuries at the grounding pad site. The incidence of skin burns in recent studies ranges from 0.1-3.2% for severe skin burns (second-/third-degree), and from 5-33% for first-degree burns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2011

Keywords

  • Colorectal cancer
  • complications
  • radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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