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Stereotactic body radiation therapy and radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of liver metastases: How and when?

Alberto Cacciola, Silvana Parisi, Consuelo Tamburella, Sara Lillo, Gianluca Ferini, Laura Molino, Giuseppe Iatì, Antonio Pontoriero, Antonio Bottari, Silvio Mazziotti, Giuseppe Cicero, Fabio Minutoli, Alfredo Blandino, Stefano Pergolizzi
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2020.02.010
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(3):299-306.

open access

Vol 25, No 3 (2020)
Reviews
Published online: 2020-05-01
Submitted: 2019-06-07

Abstract

Limited liver metastases represent a clinical challenge. Surgical approach is the most frequently reported treatment option, however, some patients are not eligible for surgical interventions. Relatively recent technologic advances have permitted the safe use of ablative techniques employed in the cure of hepatic metastases. Among these, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) have emerged as valid treatments in a significant proportion of patients with intrahepatic oligometastatic disease. This review offers an up-to-date of current available literature on this issue focusing on the use and outcomes of RFA and SBRT, according to the PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcomes) criteria.

Abstract

Limited liver metastases represent a clinical challenge. Surgical approach is the most frequently reported treatment option, however, some patients are not eligible for surgical interventions. Relatively recent technologic advances have permitted the safe use of ablative techniques employed in the cure of hepatic metastases. Among these, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) have emerged as valid treatments in a significant proportion of patients with intrahepatic oligometastatic disease. This review offers an up-to-date of current available literature on this issue focusing on the use and outcomes of RFA and SBRT, according to the PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcomes) criteria.

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Keywords

SBRT; RFA; Intrahepatic metastases; Local control; Oligometastases.

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Title

Stereotactic body radiation therapy and radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of liver metastases: How and when?

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 25, No 3 (2020)

Pages

299-306

Published online

2020-05-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2020.02.010

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(3):299-306.

Keywords

SBRT
RFA
Intrahepatic metastases
Local control
Oligometastases.

Authors

Alberto Cacciola
Silvana Parisi
Consuelo Tamburella
Sara Lillo
Gianluca Ferini
Laura Molino
Giuseppe Iatì
Antonio Pontoriero
Antonio Bottari
Silvio Mazziotti
Giuseppe Cicero
Fabio Minutoli
Alfredo Blandino
Stefano Pergolizzi

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