May
2001

Hepatocellular carcinoma: Long-term results of combined treatment with laser thermal ablation and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization.

Pacella CM, Bizzarri G, Cecconi P, et al.
Radiology 2001;219(3):669-678.
Review by : Richard K. Spence
NATA Review
As the epidemic of hepatitis C-related liver disease slowly surfaces, physicians will be faced with the need to devise safe and effective ways other than liver resection and/or transplantation of treating patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Pacella and colleagues show us how to effectively employ new technologies and minimally-invasive approaches in a collaborative effort that achieved remarkable improvements in survival.


– R. K. Spence.