Spontaneous resolution of asymptomatic hepatic pseudoaneurysm post radiofrequency ablation

Li, Shyan Ch'ng and Estrellita Elena, Mohd Tazuddin and Benny, Young and Ahmad Faizal, Mohd Ali (2015) Spontaneous resolution of asymptomatic hepatic pseudoaneurysm post radiofrequency ablation. BJR case reports, 2. ISSN 2055-7159

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Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of a hepatic tumour is an established treatment option with an acceptable complication rate. Formation of a pseudoaneurysm after RFA of liver metastasis is an uncommon complication. We report the case of a 69-year-old female patient developing a hepatic pseudoaneurysm after RFA of liver metastasis. On a follow-up CT scan 6 weeks later, there was spontaneous resolution of the pseudoaneurysm. Hepatic pseudoaneurysms are usually treated owing to the risk of rupture. Invasive procedures or conservative management of an asymptomatic hepatic pseudoaneurysm is still the subject of debate. The spontaneous resolution of a hepatic pseudoaneurysm in our patient suggests that an asymptomatic pseudoaneurysm maybe observed for resolution instead of being treated at presentation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), hepatic tumour, treatment, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 23:37
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 23:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/13007

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