Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. May 21, 2015; 21(19): 5941-5949
Published online May 21, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i19.5941
Laparoscopic vs computerized tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation for large hepatic hemangiomas abutting the diaphragm
Jun Gao, Jian Kong, Xue-Mei Ding, Shan Ke, Hai-Gang Niu, Zong-Hai Xin, Chun-Min Ning, Shi-Gang Guo, Xiao-Long Li, Long Zhang, Yong-Hong Dong, Wen-Bing Sun
Jun Gao, Jian Kong, Xue-Mei Ding, Shan Ke, Wen-Bing Sun, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100043, China
Hai-Gang Niu, Department of General Surgery, Fenyang Hospital, Lvliang 032200, Shanxi Province, China
Zong-Hai Xin, Department of General Surgery, Zhanhua People’s Hospital, Zhanhua 256800, Shandong Province, China
Chun-Min Ning, Shi-Gang Guo, Department of General Surgery, Chaoyang Central Hospital, Chaoyang 122000, Liaoning Province, China
Xiao-Long Li, Long Zhang, Department of General Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Chifeng University, Chifeng 024000, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Yong-Hong Dong, Department of General Surgery, Shanxi Provincial People’s Hospital, Taiyuan 032200, Shanxi 032200, China
Author contributions: Gao J and Sun WB designed the research, analyzed and interpreted the data, and drafted the manuscript; Kong J, Ding XM, Ke S, Niu HG, Xin ZH, Ning CM, Guo SG, Li XL, Zhang L and Dong YH performed the study, analyzed the data and helped draft the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the Dr. Jieping Wu Medical Foundation, No. 320675007131 and No. 32067501207; Clinical-Basic Medicine Cooperation Fund of Capital Medical University, No. 1300171711; and the Program for Medical Key Discipline of Shijingshan District, No. 20130001.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the four institutional review boards of the four institutions according to the standards of the Declaration of Helsinki.
Informed consent: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Wen-Bing Sun, MD, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, No. 5 Jingyuan Street, Beijing 100043, China.
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Received: December 19, 2014
Peer-review started: December 24, 2014
First decision: January 8, 2014
Revised: January 16, 2015
Accepted: February 13, 2015
Article in press: February 13, 2015
Published online: May 21, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is an accepted non-surgical treatment for hepatic hemangiomas. If a tumor is located in the hepatic dome which abuts the diaphragm, complete tumor ablation without injury to the diaphragm or lung is challenging under percutaneous approach. The study preliminarily proved that laparoscopic RF ablation therapy should be used as the first-line treatment option for hepatic hemangiomas abutting the diaphragm, which can avoid thermal injury to the diaphragm effectively and reduce the thoracic complications obviously.