RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION
A minimally invasive surgical procedure, this technique that involves the introduction of image guided electric needles through small punctures in the skin of the body overlying the diseased tissue.
When can it be used?
It is a treatment of choice by many surgeons in certain patients who aren’t good for surgical procedures.
This is may be when the tumor is difficult to reach, patient with an already developed disease do not have enough liver tissue for the organ to function adequately if the tumor is removed.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
A procedure that helps in visually diagnosing the parts of the biliary duct and the digestive tract of the patient, this process is recommended if a patient shows symptoms of liver disorders, like yellowness of the skin and severe upper abdominal pain.
Fitted with a light and a magnifying glass, the endoscope is used for this procedure. This is a fiber optic cable which is inserted into the digestive tract of the patient captures images which are instantly transmitted to the output unit or a computer screen. This procedure takes up to 30 minutes to 2 hours and a therapeutic procedure amounting to cyst removal or fragment collection for biopsy may be recommended.
At times, a dye termed as a radiopaque dye is administered to the patient, which immediately helps in catching the swellings, abrasions, cysts or obstructions in the inner digestive tract.
This procedure requires an empty stomach for at least 8 hours before the Endoscopy