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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 206-213
Microwave ablation: How we do it?


Department of Radiodiagnosis, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Suyash S Kulkarni
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Tata Memorial Hospital, E. Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_240_19

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Minimally invasive techniques such as Image guided thermal ablation are now widely used in the treatment of tumors. Microwave ablation (MWA) is one of the newer modality of thermal ablation and has proven its safety and efficacy in the management of the tumors amenable for ablation for primary and metastatic diseases. It is used in the treatment of primary and secondary liver malignancies, primary and secondary lung malignancies, renal and adrenal tumors and bone metastases. We wanted to share our initial experience with this newer modality. In this article we will describe the mechanism and technique of MWA, comparison done with RFA, advantages and disadvantages of MWA along with pre procedure workup, post procedure follow-up and review of literature.


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