Objectives To assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) of histologically proven T1 renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Methods We analysed patients with a histologically proven RCC ( 3-5 were observed (2 T1a, 4 T1b, p = 0.045). Multivariable analysis showed that mR.E.N.A.L. nephrometry was independently associated with incomplete ablation (p = 0.012). Conclusion Microwave ablation is safe and effective for T1a and T1b RCC lesions with a significantly lower primary efficacy for T1b lesions.
- Percutaneous thermal ablation
- Microwave ablation
- Renal cell carcinoma
- RADIO-FREQUENCY ABLATION
- COLLECTING SYSTEM