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Surgery Today

, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 992–994 | Cite as

Intraoperative radiofrequency ablation in an open thoracotomy setting for the new treatment of mediastinal liposarcoma: Report of a case

  • Fumihiro Shoji
  • Akinobu Taketomi
  • Tokujiro Yano
  • Yoshihiko Maehara
Case Report

Abstract

This report presents the case of a patient with mediastinal liposarcoma treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in an open thoracotomy setting. This procedure is safe and feasible, and it appears to be an effective option for patients with soft tissue sarcoma originating from the mediastinum, especially for patients who are not well suited to undergo a further surgical resection. This report on a new type of RFA treatment for mediastinal liposarcoma may therefore be informative for general thoracic surgeons.

Key words

Mediastinal liposarcoma Radiofrequency ablation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumihiro Shoji
    • 1
  • Akinobu Taketomi
    • 1
  • Tokujiro Yano
    • 1
  • Yoshihiko Maehara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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