Irreversible electroporation for treating primary liver cancer (IPG444)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Irreversible electroporation for treating primary liver cancer.
Primary liver cancer is cancer that begins inside the liver. The most common primary liver cancers are hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Irreversible electroporation is a process that uses electrical pulses to kill cancer cells. It is applied directly to the 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.
J12.8 Other specified other therapeutic percutaneous operations on liver
Y13.8 Other specified other destruction of lesion of organ NOC
Y53.- Approach to organ under image control
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- Irreversible electroporation for treating primary liver cancer: consultation comments
- IPG444 Irreversible electroporation for treating primary liver cancer: EIA form
- Irreversible electroporation (IRE) for the treatment of primary liver cancer - Overview
- Irreversible electroporation (IRE) for the treatment of primary liver cancer: consultation document
This page was last updated: 09 September 2013
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