The increasing number of small renal tumours being detected had led to the recent development of nephron-sparing surgery. Cryotherapy has become an important treatment option for renal tumours. The recent advances in cryosurgery have occurred as a result of the recent of the introduction of open-type MRI. This new and important book details research on perutaneous freezing therapy by means of MR image monitoring for hepatic carcinomas, renal carcinomas and uterine fibroids. The therapy allows minimising damage to the tissue around the frozen area.Of the 20 patients who underwent one-year follow-up MRI scans, the cryoablated renal tumor was no longer detectable in five of them. Compared with the results of Gill et al., our results show a relatively rapid size reduction of the cryoablated areas ... MRI-guided cryotherapy can be used as a safe nephron-sparing surgery, although further studies are necessary to determine the long-term efficacy of this anbsp;...
|Title||:||Percutaneous Cryotherapy of Renal Cell Carcinoma Under an Open MRI System|
|Publisher||:||Nova Publishers - 2005|