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Patient:  64 yr old male
Procedure: CT Guided Thoracoscopic assisted Thermal Abltion Right Middle Lobe tumors

• 64 y/o male with two Right Middle Lobe lung masses resulting from leiomyosarcoma of his leg.
•  Pt. chooses Dr. Nielson's CT guided Thermal Ablation of the 2 tumors to preserve as much normal lung tissue as possible by precisely heating up a highly targeted volume of tissue containing malignant cells to kill them, while preserving adjacent normal lung tissue.  This minimally invasive technique allows for possible future treatment options as needed.  Patient is scheduled for surgery in late January 2013.  Website will be updated with prognosis soon.
• Post-op update coming soon on results.

 

Patient:  80 yr old female
Procedure: Percutaneous RFA of Left Upper Lobe tumor

• 80 y/o female with COPD, previous CABG (EF< 30%), previous RUL/RML bilobectomies.
• 2 x 2 cm LUL tumor, 7.5 cm deep from skin.
• moderate postop visceral pleural pain for 6 hours, then complete resolution of pain.
• no postop complications.
• discharged in 24 hours without any pain.

 
   
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Patient:  83 yr old female
Procedure: Thoracoscopic assisted RFA of Right Middle Lobe tumor

• 83 y/o female with CHF, atrial fibrillation, COPD, 1.5cm RML mass, 6cm LLL
squamous cell carcinoma.
• 1.5 x 1.5 cm RML tumor, 2.4cm deep to surface of lung (endoscopic assisted).
• no postop pain
• no postop complications.
• discharged in 24 hours without any pain.

 
   
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Patient:  63 yr old male
Procedure: Percutaneous RFA of Right Middle Lobe tumor
(High Resolution Fluoroscopic guidance)

• 63 y/o male with recurrent metastatic rectal carcinoma to previous RML wedge site.
• 2.7 x 3 cm RML tumor, 11cm deep from skin.
• No postop pain..
• No postop complications (pneumothorax, hemoptysis, hemothorax, or pain).
• Discharged in 24 hours without any pain.

 
   
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Patient:  Male
Procedure: Radio Resistant Left Lower Lobe GIST Tumor

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