Percutaneous cryoablation as a salvage therapy for local recurrence of lung cancer

Taichiro Goto, Yotaro Izumi, Seishi Nakatsuka, Hiroaki Nomori

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A 66-year-old male was diagnosed with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, and underwent chemoradiotherapy, to which he achieved a partial response. During subsequent follow-up, positron emission tomography showed a fluorodeoxyglucose uptake lesion within the primary tumor, without evidence of metastatic foci elsewhere in the body. As local disease progression was most suspected, cryoablation was performed for the lesion with high fluorodeoxyglucose uptake. After treatment, there has been no evidence of recurrence for 12 months. Herein, we present a case of percutaneous cryoablation as a salvage therapy for recurrent lung cancer after chemoradiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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