MRI-guided laser thermal ablation for T1a renal cell carcinoma (RCC): A 4-year experience with longitudinal follow-up of patients
Juan C. Camacho1,2, Nima Kokabi1, Tracy E. Powell2, and Sherif G. Nour1,2
1Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States, 2Interventional MRI Program, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, United States
The objective of this study is to present outcomes of
MRI-guided laser ablation for early stage renal cell carcinomas and to describe
associated prognostic factors in a consecutive cohort of patients with relative
long-term longitudinal follow-up. A prospective cohort of patients
presenting with pathology-confirmed RCC underwent MRI-guided
biopsy and subsequent laser ablation. Twenty-four
consecutive patients presenting with 35 RCC were recruited. Follow-up
MRI imaging was obtained in all cases with a median follow-up period of 20
months. Of the different analyzed prognostic
factors, R.E.N.A.L nephrometry score was the only one
predicting the incidence of complications.
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