Topic: Radio Frequency Ablation
My husband was diagnosed with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma by liver biopsy in July. He had radio frequency ablation at the Univ. of Washington this past week because his portal vein pressure was too high (17) to allow for resection. His liver is heavily cirrohtic due to alcohol abuse. The tumor area encompassed about 6 cm but was not encapsulated and was very irregular and diffuse. No tests done for lymph node involvement.
He is almost 4 days post op and is not doing well. He did not tolerate the anethesia well, nor the ativan adminsistered post-op. He won't eat and is not taking fluids and is experience pain from the ablation. And is experiencing quite a bit of confusion. Anyone have any experience with ablation? Thanks.