RFA for Small HCC With No-touch Technique and Dual Cooled-Wet Electrode

  • End date
    Mar 30, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Seoul National University Hospital
Updated on 23 February 2022
radiofrequency ablation


The purpose of this study is to prospectively compare the clinical outcomes (local tumor progression rate, technical success rate, complication rate) of no touch radiofrequency ablation (RFA) technique for Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to those of conventional tumor puncture RFA technique.

Condition Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Treatment No-touch RFA arm, Conventional tumor puncture RFA arm
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02806076
SponsorSeoul National University Hospital
Last Modified on23 February 2022


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Child-Pugh class A
patient with 1-2.5cm sized HCC
or 2 HCC lesions

Exclusion Criteria

maximum tumor diameter greater than 2.5cm
Child-Pugh class B or C
more than 3 HCC lesions
invisible tumor even after US/CT or US/MR fusion
presence of vascular tumor thrombosis or extrahepatic metastasis
severe coagulopathy (PLT < 50K, PT < 50% of normal range)
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