Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer (IPG442)
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on IRE for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Irreversible electroporation is a process that uses electrical pulses to kill cancer cells. It is applied directly to a pancreatic cancer tumour through special needles. The main difference between this procedure and thermal techniques for destroying tumours is that it does not produce extreme heat or cold. This means that it may cause less damage to healthy surrounding tissues than some other procedures.
J66.8 Other specified therapeutic percutaneous operations on pancreas
Y13.8 Other specified other destruction of lesion of organ NOC
Y53.- Approach to organ under image control
- Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer: consultation comments table
- Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer: EIA form
- Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer: consultation document
- IRE for the treatment of pancreatic cancer: overview
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Visit the NICE Pathway: gastrointestinal cancers
This page was last updated: 07 February 2014
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- IPG442 Trin canser pancreatig gan ddefnyddio curiadau trydan ynni-uchel anthermol: Gwybodaeth i'r cyhoedd (fformat MS Word)
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