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Post biopsy Liver Hemorrhage Successfully Controlled by Ultrasound-guided Percutaneous Microwave Ablation.

Ophelia Ka Heng WaiLawrence Fung Him NgPeter San Ming YuJames Chi Sang Chan
Department of Radiology and Organ Imaging, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Date of Submission: 27-Jun-2016, Date of Acceptance: 24-Jul-2016, Date of Web Publication: 19-Sep-2016.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ophelia Ka Heng Wai

Department of Radiology and Organ Imaging, United Christian Hospital, 130 Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
E-mail: ophelia.k.h.wai@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ophelia Ka Heng Wai

Department of Radiology and Organ Imaging, United Christian Hospital, 130 Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
E-mail: ophelia.k.h.wai@gmail.com

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ABSTRACT


Percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy has been one of the major new developments in tumor ablation. Microwave ablation has also been used intraoperatively to achieve hemostasis at surgical margins in laparotomy. However, the use of microwave ablation for coagulation and hemostasis through percutaneous approach has not been described in the literature. Here, we report a case of hepatic amyloidosis with massive post biopsy liver hemorrhage, which could not be by transarterial embolization, and subsequently controlled by ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave ablation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of this technology application in human.
Keywords: Liver Biopsy, Liver Hemorrhage, Microwave Ablation

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