Single Hepatocellular Carcinoma Smaller than 2 cm: Are Ethanol Injection and Radiofrequency Ablation Equally Effective?

Maurizio Pompili, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Nicoletta De Matthaeis, Antonio Saviano, Laura Riccardi, Ilario De Sio, Giampiero Francica, Franco Brunello, Alessandro Cantamessa, Antonio Giorgio, Umberto Scognamiglio, Fabio Fornari, Francesco Giangregorio, Fabio Piscaglia, Silvia Gualandi, Eugenio Caturelli, Paola Roselli

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Abstract

The impact of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) on survival in patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unclear. We compared their efficacy in cirrhotics with single HCC ≤2 cm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume35
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • liver cirrhosis
  • overall survival
  • percutaneous ethanol injection
  • radiofrequency ablation
  • tumor recurrence

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