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Local recurrence of colorectal liver metastases following RFA – can we do BETA?
ANZ Journal of Surgery (2010)
  • C Dobbins
  • A Strickland
  • Guy Maddern
Abstract
For patients with colorectal liver metastases, the treatment modality of choice is surgical resection if curative intent is being considered. Currently, only 20 to 25% of colorectal liver metastases are amenable to surgical resection because of the anatomical distribution of the tumours, the presence of concomitant hepatic cirrhosis or patient co- morbidities.1 For patients with unresectable disease that is confined to the liver, there is a role for a suitable ablative technology.
Keywords
  • colorectal liver metastases,
  • Radiofrequency ablation,
  • RFA,
  • bimodal electric tissue ablation,
  • BETA
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
C Dobbins, A Strickland and Guy Maddern. "Local recurrence of colorectal liver metastases following RFA – can we do BETA?" ANZ Journal of Surgery Vol. 3 Iss. 12 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/guy_maddern/28/