Periprocedural factors associated with overall patient survival following percutaneous image-guided liver tumor cryoablation

CONCLUSIONS: All variables associated with overall survival were patient-related and none were associated with the cryoablation procedure. Pre-procedural thrombocytopenia, larger tumor size and history of prior local radiation therapy were independent risk factors for reduced overall survival in patients undergoing hepatic cryoablation. Adverse events related to hepatic cryoablation were not associated with decreased survival.PMID:34937523 | DOI:10.1080/02656736.2021.2013552
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research