Brief Article
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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 7, 2011; 17(1): 123-129
Published online Jan 7, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i1.123
Table 3 Major complications of radiofrequency ablation
Classification of complicationsPercutaneous RFA (n = 69)Surgical RFA (n = 93)P value
Grade I
Analgesics requirement17580.000
Fever above 38.5°C23450.055
Grade II
Persistent jaundice200.315
Gastric hemorrhage030.132
Grade III
Hydrothorax requiring drainage590.586
Skin burn100.244
Encapsulated effusion needing drainage310.184
Grade IV
Partial hepatic infarction130.471
Gastric perforation100.244
Bile duct injury510.040
Procedure-related hemorrhage610.018
Malignant seeding200.315