Digestive Disease Interventions 2023; 07(03): 180-186
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1760372
Review Article

Complications Associated with Image-Guided Percutaneous Thermal Ablation of Liver Tumors

Ronald S. Arellano
1   Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Funding None.


Image-guided thermal ablation of liver cancer is a well-established treatment for patients with primary or secondary liver tumors. While the safety profile for liver ablations is high, several procedure-related complications can occur. An awareness of the potential complications, their recognition, and management are essential for the interventionist who performs liver ablation. This review will describe some of the most frequently encountered complications associated with image-guided thermal ablation of hepatic malignancies.

Publication History

Received: 13 February 2022

Accepted: 03 December 2022

Article published online:
05 April 2023

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