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Inflammation caused by radiofrequency ablation for lung cancer is worse after radiotherapy and in large tumours
  1. S Roy-Choudhury
  1. Dr S Roy-Choudhury, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK; shuvrorc{at}

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The use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of solid primary and metastatic pulmonary tumours in poor-risk surgical patients is increasing. The authors report on percutaneous RFA with particular reference to inflammation-related complications in a series of 130 patients undergoing 327 ablation sessions using C-reactive protein (CRP) as a marker for inflammation. RFA was performed with CT guidance using the internally-cooled impedance-modulated Cool Tip system (Valleylab, …

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