Radiofrequency Ablation, Cryotherapy, and Microwave Ablation for Renal Tumors



Renal tumor ablation is a technique that has rapidly developed over the last decade. Although some questions remain regarding the long-term efficacy and the most appropriate target patient population, the technique has been shown to have excellent short- and midterm results that are comparable to surgery [1–10]. The purpose of this chapter is to briefly discuss the major factors that determine the role and outcome for radiofrequency (RF), microwave, and cryoablations.


Ablation Zone Local Tumor Progression Complete Ablation Microwave Ablation Probe Placement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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