Percutaneous ablation therapies of inoperable pancreatic cancer: a systematic review

Authors Anna Maria Ierardi, Natalie Lucchina, Alessandro Bacuzzi, De Chiara Marco, Elena Bracchi, Eugenio Cocozza, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Dimitrios Tsetis, Chiara loridi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello.


Initial studies about ablation therapies of the pancreas were associated with significant morbidity and mortality, which limited widespread adoption. Development of techniques with high quality imaging used as guidance improve outcomes reducing complications. Moreover, only few experiences of percutaneous pancreatic ablations are reported. They are performed by very skilled operators in highly specialized centers. This review presents the current status of percutaneous local ablative therapies in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer.

Keywords Percutaneous ablation, inoperable pancreatic cancer, review

Ann Gastroenterol 2015; 28 (4): 431-439

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