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Figure 1: The progression of pulmonary metastases pre- and postablation. (a and b) Before chemotherapy, endocrine therapy (for multiple pulmonary metastases in both the lungs, maximum 2.7 cm, indicated by arrow); (c and d) After 4 months of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy (progression of disease, indicated by arrow); (e) The microwave antenna was punctured into the lesion (right hilum, ablation parameter: 60 W × 5 min, indicated by arrow); (f and g) After 1 month of ablation, CT showed a cavity in the right lung lesion without any enhancement. The left lung lesion was slightly reduced with an uneven enhancement. Other small lesions in the lung decreased and shrunk; (h and i) After 6 months of the ablation, the right lung lesion shrunk without any enhancement. The left lung lesion was significantly reduced without any enhancement. Other small lung lesions disappeared; (j and k) After 9 months, the right lung lesion was reduced to a fibrostrip without any enhancement. The left lung lesion disappeared; (l and m) After 18 months of ablation, the right lung lesion formed fibrous scar, the left lung lesion disappeared, and no new metastasis developed in either lungs; (n and o) After 3 years of ablation, the lesions on the right lung almost disappeared and no metastatic lesions were noted in other parts of the lung

Figure 1: The progression of pulmonary metastases pre- and postablation. (a and b) Before chemotherapy, endocrine therapy (for multiple pulmonary metastases in both the lungs, maximum 2.7 cm, indicated by arrow); (c and d) After 4 months of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy (progression of disease, indicated by arrow); (e) The microwave antenna was punctured into the lesion (right hilum, ablation parameter: 60 W × 5 min, indicated by arrow); (f and g) After 1 month of ablation, CT showed a cavity in the right lung lesion without any enhancement. The left lung lesion was slightly reduced with an uneven enhancement. Other small lesions in the lung decreased and shrunk; (h and i) After 6 months of the ablation, the right lung lesion shrunk without any enhancement. The left lung lesion was significantly reduced without any enhancement. Other small lung lesions disappeared; (j and k) After 9 months, the right lung lesion was reduced to a fibrostrip without any enhancement. The left lung lesion disappeared; (l and m) After 18 months of ablation, the right lung lesion formed fibrous scar, the left lung lesion disappeared, and no new metastasis developed in either lungs; (n and o) After 3 years of ablation, the lesions on the right lung almost disappeared and no metastatic lesions were noted in other parts of the lung