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Percutaneous Adrenal Radiofrequency Ablation: A Short Review for Endocrinologists.

Authors
  • Park, Byung Kwan1
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Endocrinology and metabolism (Seoul, Korea)
Publication Date
Dec 02, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3803/EnM.2020.880
PMID: 33261308
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been accepted as a minimally invasive treatment for adrenal tumors in patients who are unable to undergo adrenalectomy. Accordingly, this treatment has become more readily available for treating functioning or non-functioning adrenal masses. Thus, endocrinologists need a better understanding of percutaneous RFA of adrenal tumors. The purpose of this review is to briefly describe the basic mechanism of RFA, indications and contraindications, patient preparation prior to RFA, type of complications, how to avoid complications, RFA procedures, and treatment outcomes.

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