ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation in biliopancreatic tumours


Bilio-pancreatic malignant neoplastic diseases are characterized by aggressive evolution and low 5-year survival rates. The only therapeutic method with curative potential remains surgical treatment. Unfortunately, a very high percentage of patients are diagnosed in advanced stages, no longer suitable for surgical resection. Studies in recent years have focused on identifying new therapeutic techniques to improve the quality of life and survival of these patients. One of these techniques is endoscopic radiofrequency ablation, that showed good results in terms of morbidity and mortality, with an acceptable rate of complications.
Keywords: biliopancreatic tumours, radiofrequency ablation, biliary stenoses, prognosis.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Clinical Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
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Ionescu VA, Gheorghe G, Constantinescu G, Sandru V, Stan-Ilie M, Oprita R, Plotogea O, Constantinescu A, Gherghiceanu F, Diaconu CC. Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation in biliopancreatic tumours. Arch Balk Med Union. 2021;56(4):488-493.