Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2017) 40:1401–1407 DOI 10.1007/s00270-017-1660-y CLINICAL INVESTIGATION INTERVENTIONAL ONCOLOGY Microwave Ablation of Lung Tumors Near the Heart: A Retrospective Review of Short-Term Procedural Safety in Ten Patients 1 1 1 • • Aaron W. P. Maxwell Terrance T. Healey Damian E. Dupuy Received: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 21 April 2017 / Published online: 1 May 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2017 Abstract echocardiography were normal in all patients. No major Objectives To evaluate the rate of short-term complica- complications (CTCAE Grade 3 or greater) were observed. tions associated with microwave ablation of lung tumors Conclusions Microwave ablation of lung tumors located located near the heart. 10 mm or less from the heart appears to have low associ- Methods This HIPAA-compliant study was performed ated short-term morbidity and may be appropriate in with a waiver for informed consent. Patients who under- selected patients. went microwave ablation of lung tumors located 10 mm or less from the heart were identiﬁed by retrospective Keywords Ablation Lung cancer Microwave chart review. Both primary and metastatic tumors were ablation included. Only tumors directly adjacent to one of the
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Published: May 1, 2017
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