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CT-guided irreversible electroporation safe in unresectable pancreatic carcinoma

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May 7, 2014
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A small group of patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic carcinoma suffered no major ill effects -- pancreatitis or fistula formation -- after undergoing percutaneous CT-guided irreversible electroporation.

A small group of patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic carcinoma suffered no major ill effects -- pancreatitis or fistula formation -- after undergoing percutaneous CT-guided irreversible electroporation (IRE) as a therapy. IRE is a nonthermal ablation technology that is safe near vascular and ductal structures.

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"These early results represent a good alternative to intraoperative IRE ablation, and offer a safe and feasible primary local treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer," said Maria Paola Belfiore, a researcher at the Institute of Radiology, Second University of Naples.

Dr. Belfiore will present the study on May 6 at the 2014 ARRS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.


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American Roentgen Ray Society. "CT-guided irreversible electroporation safe in unresectable pancreatic carcinoma." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 May 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140507151601.htm>.
American Roentgen Ray Society. (2014, May 7). CT-guided irreversible electroporation safe in unresectable pancreatic carcinoma. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 22, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140507151601.htm
American Roentgen Ray Society. "CT-guided irreversible electroporation safe in unresectable pancreatic carcinoma." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140507151601.htm (accessed November 22, 2014).

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