Welcome to the EMcision blog, which is intended to allow the medical community to share their experiences and recommendations when using radiofrequency ablation in the gastrointestinal tract.

This first post presents a case from Dr Sri Komanduri at Northwestern University in Chicago, where RFA was used in a patient with an uncovered metal stent and recurrent episodes of cholangitis.  Tumor ingrowth was confirmed visually and energy was delivered to this tissue prior to re-stenting.  The procedure posed no technical issues and bile flow was restored.  At 2 months follow-up the patient was doing well without any further sign of tumour re-growth.

The floor is yours!

AuthorFrancois Poulin