Ultrasound-guided secondary radiofrequency ablation combined with chemotherapy in gastric cancer with recurrent liver metastasis

Xiaoxiang Fan, Yan Zhang, Meiwu Zhang, Dafeng Mao, Haitao Jiang
2020 Translational Cancer Research  
The incidence and mortality of gastric cancer are in the second and third place of malignant tumor in China, respectively. Liver metastasis is an important cause of death of these patients. This study is to explore whether the secondary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) treatment can prolong the survival period and improve the life quality of patients with gastric cancer and recurrent liver metastases. Methods: A total of 87 patients with gastric cancer and recurrent liver metastases were
more » ... ases were retrospective analyzed, 46 cases were assigned into study group and 41 cases in control group. The efficacy of the two groups was observed, and the prognostic factors were analyzed. Results: The median survival time in the study group was significantly longer than that in the control group (P<0.05). The survival rate of the study group was significantly higher than that of the control group (both P<0.05). The life quality scores of the study group were significantly higher than the control group (both P<0.05). Conclusions: Ultrasound-mediated secondary RFA combined with chemotherapy is superior to chemotherapy alone in the treatment of gastric cancer with recurrent liver metastases.
doi:10.21037/tcr.2020.03.45 fatcat:vddabmhhwnhepawshi2yvk7xoq