Published in Cancer Weekly, July 12th, 2005
"We investigated whether mini-cholecystostomy followed by chemical ablation of the gallbladder could be used as an alternative to cholecystectomy in patients at high risk for complications of surgery. From January 1990 through January 2003, 34 patients at high risk underwent mini-cholecystostomy," scientists from the People's Republic of China reported.
"Six weeks after the operation, microwave irradiation was provided to burn the mucosa of the cystic duct at locations at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock around the orifice. Each location was treated eight times at 50 mA for 10...
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