Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation LRFA represent a therapeutic option for liver metastasis, in selecting cases, preventing the hemorrhagic complications or difficult localization by percutaneous approach.
Between December and Marchpatients with liver metastatis underwent RFA, procedures performed via open surgery and 14 procedures by laparoscopic approach.
[Liver Metastases With Unknown Primary Site]
Inclusion criterias for LRFA were: superficial lesions in contact with liver surface and tumour size no more 2 cm in greatest dimension. All patients underwent concomitant laparoscopic liver biopsy, 1 patient a left laparoscopic colectomy, 1 patient a laparoscopic rectal metastatic cancer liver resection and 2 patients a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
The aim of metastatic cancer liver study was to metastatic cancer liver the perioperative complications, recurrence rate and long distant evolution. Initial experience shows that LRFA is a safe procedure for treatment of liver metastasis, in selecting cases, with low rate of morbidity and local recurrence, for patients with lesions that are not indicated to percutaneous RFA or liver resection.
Keywords: Laparoscopic Radiofrequency ablation ; liver metastasis ; colo-rectal cancer.