Renal tumors percutaneous ablation by microwave. Initial experience.
CONCLUSION: Percutaneous ablation of renal tumors seems to be a safe and effective technique, either via transpulmonary, transperitoneal or retroperitoneal approach, depending on tumor location. KEY POINTS: • Microwave ablation produces coagulation necrosis. • The sink effect is smaller in microwave ablation. • Microwave ablation seems to be safe and effective. • The type of approach is not correlated with major complications (Clavien> o =II). PMID: 28613203 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Dversdal RK, Piro KM, LoPresti CM, Northcutt NM, Schnobrich DJ Abstract Point of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a mainstream bedside tool for clinicians in several specialties and is gaining recognition in hospital medicine. There are many clinical applications in which the inpatient practitioner can use POCUS to improve his or her diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of patients. POCUS is valuable in many clinical scenarios, including acute renal failure, increasing lower extremity edema, change in inpatient clinical status, and acute dyspnea. The medical literature has demonstrated the ability of non...
Conditions: Deep Vein Thrombosis; Abdominal Aortic Aneurism; Pneumothorax; Gallbladder Diseases; Hydronephrosis; Pregnancy, Ectopic; Ascites; Pleural Effusion; Pericardial Effusion Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Point-of-care ultrasound Sponsors: Ossi Hannula; University of Eastern Finland Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSION: Our retrospective evaluation of this large patient series reveals that, PNL is a very effective treatment modality for kidney stones. However, although rare, serious complications including death can occur. . PMID: 26571313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]