Microwave Ablation of Resectable Liver Tumors
Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Liver Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular - Liver Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Liver cancer, Tumors
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Name: Microwave Ablation
Type: Device
Overall Status
The purpose of this protocol is to pathologically evaluate the destruction by microwave ablation of primary and metastatic liver tumors. The primary aim is to measure tissue destruction with the MedWaves Microwave Ablation/ Coagulation Ablation System.
Detailed Description
Minimally invasive surgical alternatives are becoming more attractive for the treatment of malignancy.The goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality and increase the ability to treat patients in the outpatient setting. Image-guided ablation is becoming an attractive alternative because of its relative low cost, its ability to provide large regions of coagulative necrosis in a controlled fashion, and its relatively low toxicity. Although image-guided ablative techniques have been extensively investigated for the treatment of liver tumors, there has been limited experience with microwave ablation (MWA) in the liver. This study will evaluate the treatment effect of MWA in liver tumors. Patients undergoing planned surgical removal of liver tumors will have the tumors intra-operatively treated with MWA. The histological changes will be evaluated upon removal of the specimen.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of primary or metastatic liver cancer for which surgery is planned

- All participants need to be fully able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Mental or legal incompetence

- Impaired decision-making capacity

- Pregnant women may not participate
The Center for Cancer Prevention & Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, California, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Maria Gonzalez - 714-734-6220
Start Date
April 2009
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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