Interventional radiological treatment of liver tumors [E-Book] / edited by Andy Adam, Peter R. Mueller.
Adam, Andy, (editor)
Mueller, Peter R., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages)
Contemporary issues in cancer imaging
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Interventional radiological techniques are becoming increasingly important in the treatment of both primary and secondary malignant liver tumours. Surgery for liver tumours can be effective but carries considerable risks and new techniques have recently been developed. This volume provides an account of interventional radiological methods by some of the greatest experts in the field. It includes chapters on cryotherapy, chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation and an extensive chapter on imaging techniques. The scientific background of these techniques, the pathology of the diseases involved and an analysis of more traditional surgical methods are also described. This text brings together the latest advances in this fast-developing field.