Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) may not be an absolute contraindication for hepatic radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Although the data are sparse, PVT is commonly considered a contraindication to RFA. PVT has actually been described as a complication following RFA. RFA was used to treat a 3.9×2.9 cm primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a patient with concomitant PVT without complication. RFA can be safely performed in this setting but further studies could clarify this issue.
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
- Portal vein thrombosis (PVT)
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging