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eISSN: 1643-3750

Irreversible electroporation of lung neoplasm: A case series

Mumal Usman, William Moore, Ronak Talati, Kevin Watkins, Thomas V. Bilfinger

Med Sci Monit 2012; 18(6): CS43-47

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.882888

Available online: 2012-06-01

Published: 2012-06-01


Background:    Percutaneous irreversible electroporation (IRE) of lung tumors is a new minimally invasive technique which has recently been used in the treatment of soft tissue tumors.
    Case Reports:    The case histories are presented of two patients with unresectable malignancies in the lung, who underwent irreversible electroporation as a treatment attempt. The procedure was performed under CT guidance and was uneventful.
    Conclusions:    At follow up 6 months later, the tumors both appeared to have recurred. To our knowledge, no similar cases have previously been reported in the literature.

Keywords: Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Sarcoma - pathology, Lung Neoplasms - therapy, Electroporation - methods, Biopsy, Adult



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