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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 370-374

Computed tomography-guided percutaneous cryoablation for lung ground-glass opacity: A pilot study


1 Department of Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University; Department of Oncology, Fuda Cancer Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
2 Department of Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
3 Department of Oncology, Fuda Cancer Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lizhi Niu
Department of Oncology, Fuda Cancer Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510665
China
Dr. Meng Xu
Department of Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510665
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_299_18

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Context: Ground-glass opacity (GGO) is a nonspecific imaging parameter for early-stage pulmonary cancer. In these cases, a definite diagnosis and prompt surgery usually yield satisfactory outcomes. Aims: This study aimed to assess the safety and feasibility of cryoablation treatment for lung GGO. Subjects and Methods: We reviewed the clinical data of 14 patients (19 lung tumors) with lung GGO and evaluated the adverse events, lung function, and treatment efficacy after cryoablation. Statistical Analysis Used: Statistical analyses were performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software (version 13.0; SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Results: None of the patients exhibited serious complications, and lung function recovered to >95% after 1 month. During a follow-up, computed tomography scan at 24 months, the GGO appeared to have been successfully ablated in all patients. Conclusion: Cryoablation may serve as a safe and feasible option for the treatment of GGO.


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