Clinical application of radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of unresectable pancreatic cancer
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Huibing Song, Hefeng Guo, Zhentao He, Zhiming Zhao, Kun Lu, Hongjie Wang, HeNan Zhang
To evaluate the clinical value of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of unresectable carcinoma of pancreatic body and tail. Eighteen cases of unresectable pancreatic body and tail cancer were treated with radiofrequency hyperthermia. The changes of clinical symptoms, serum CA19-9 and CA242 levels before and after treatment for 3 months were observed and the complications were observed. The pain symptoms were relieved after radiofrequency ablation, and the serum levels of CA19-9 and CA242 decreased more significantly after 3 months of RFA treat than before treatment(t=9.873、5.978，P＜0.001); None of the postoperative complications, improve the survival rate of tumor. RFA can control the clinical symptoms of pancreatic cancer, and improve the quality of life, and has a certain short-term clinical treatment effect.
Unresectable, Pancreatic cancer, Radiofrequency ablation.