Instrumentation and Technique: Irreversible Electroporation

Chad R. Tracy, Jeffrey A Cadeddu

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Current thermal ablation technologies, while successful in the management of renal cell carcinoma, are limited in terms of the types of tumors they can be used to treat. Irreversible electroporation is a nonthermal tissue ablation technology that has been shown to ablate normal cells while maintaining extracellular matrix. These differences in technology appear to open the door to ablation of more centralized tumors where there is concern for ineffective treatment due to heatsink or urothelial injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPercutaneous Renal Surgery
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118670903
ISBN (Print)9781118278734
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013


  • Ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Irreversible electroporation
  • Laparoscopy
  • Percutaneous
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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