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Case 7583

Use of saline to avoid bowel injury in radiofrequency ablation

Author(s)
Lindsay R, Loan W
 
Patient
male, 39 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Pre-saline CT image

    Initial CT image. Note proximity of the colon to the RFA ablation probe, placing it at high risk of thermal injury.

     
    Area of Interest: Interventional non-vascular; Kidney;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Post saline CT image

    CT image following instillation of saline/contrast mixture. Note this has dissected a plane between the bowel and kidney within the peri-renal fascia.

     
    Area of Interest: Interventional non-vascular;
     
     
Initial CT image. Note proximity of the colon to the RFA ablation probe, placing it at high risk of thermal injury.
 
CT image following instillation of saline/contrast mixture. Note this has dissected a plane between the bowel and kidney within the peri-renal fascia.
 
 
 
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