Topic: Intraductal radiofrequency ablation of tumour ingrowth into an uncover

Intraductal radiofrequency ablation of tumour ingrowth into an uncovered metal stent used for inoperable cholangiocarcinoma.

"This is the first case report of this relatively safe and feasible new technique for the treatment of tumour ingrowth into a metal stent used as palliation for malignant biliary obstruction."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24310661

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Re: Intraductal radiofrequency ablation of tumour ingrowth into an uncover

Thanks for that, dear Gavin.  I hope that we can stay updated on the above mentioned intervention and that it proves to be superior to the current standard of treatment of cleaning debris and sludge accumulation of metal  with insertion of additional plastic stent.  Wondering whether the necrosis discourages new growth?
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Intraductal radiofrequency ablation of tumour ingrowth into an uncover

Let's hope that this procedure does indeed become more successful and more used Marion in stent unclogging. Here's some more info on this from Hong Kong and if I find more I'll post it here too.

http://www.hkmj.org/article_pdfs/hkm1312p539.pdf

Hugs back at you,

Gavin

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Re: Intraductal radiofrequency ablation of tumour ingrowth into an uncover

Video clip of the procedure with narration by the authors of the report.

It is quite graphic as you would imagine so perhaps not for everyone's tastes.

http://www.hkmj.org/video/video201312.html

Gavin

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