Mumal Usman, William Moore, Ronak Talati, Kevin Watkins, Thomas V. Bilfinger
Med Sci Monit 2012; 18(6): CS43-47
Available online: 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