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What are liver tumor ablation techniques?

Ajay K. Sahajpal, MD
Transplant Surgery
Liver ablation techniques are a group of techniques used to treat liver tumors with direct energy like "burning" a tumor. These including Radiowaves (radiofrequency ablation), microwave ablation, cryoablation, and ethanol ablation. Of note, these are all considered secondary options and in general if someone has a removable tumor of the liver then it should be evaluated by a liver surgeon and considered for removal.

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