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978-3-540-28137-5

Minimally Invasive Tumor Therapies

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-3-540-28137-5

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In the age of the World Wide Web, informed patients continue to surprise oncologists with detailed questions about popular tumor therapies. Although minimally invasive tumor therapies (MITT) have become daily clinical practice for palliative treatment of liver tumors, the acceptance of these palliative modalities still varies enormously. In addition, promising results have been published for in situ ablation of lung metastases, bone tumors, and renal cell carcinoma. This book gives an up-to-date overview of the popular techniques and clinical results of MITT, with a clarification of the actual indications including the size, tumor entities, and clinical benefits. Moreover, the book focuses on the prospectives and limitations of imaging methods - ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging - used for MITT.


Subject: Medicine, carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, imaging, imaging techniques, laparoscopy, laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT), liver metastases, liver surgery, liver tumor, lung tumors, radiofrequency ablation, renal tumors, surgery, thermal ablation