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Interventional Radiology - Technical Note
Fibrillar collagen injection for organ protection during thermal ablation of hepatic malignancies
1 Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, MI, USA.  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2017; 23: 381-384
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2017.17120
Abstract

Percutaneous image-guided ablation is performed throughout many areas of the body for various pathologies including hepatic malignancies. Heat and cold-based ablative technologies are effective and well-tolerated with an acceptable safety profile. However, ablative therapies may be technically more challenging and cause collateral thermal injury if the targeted lesion is adjacent to critical organs. Previously, techniques including artificial ascites and pneumoperitoneum have been utilized to displace or insulate critical structures from the ablation zone. This technical innovation describes (10–30 mL) fibrillar collagen dissolved in fluid as a focal thermal insulation technique. Small volume fibrillar collagen instillation, and thermal ablation were technically successful in three cases without complication. Clinical follow-up and 3-month imaging confirmed complete ablation of all hepatic malignancies without collateral injury.

 

You may cite this article as: Majdalany BS, Willat J, Beecham Chick JF, Srinivasa RN, Saad WA. Fibrillar collagen injection for organ protection during thermal ablation of hepatic malignancies. Diagn Interv Radiol 2017; 23:381–384.

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