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Feasibility of Hepatology-Directed Microwave Ablation in Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in North America: A Pilot Project

Mohammad S. Ansari, Tomohiro Tanaka, Sandeep T. Laroia, Shiliang Sun

Abstract

In North America, the role of Hepatologists in treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma is limited. We conducted a pilot project wherein a Hepatologist participated directly in microwave ablation of HCC at an academic center in the United States (n=14). The pilot project shows promising outcomes, with complete remission rate of 93%.

Key words. Multidisciplinary approach, Hepatology, Radiology, HCC

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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