Microwave Ablation in Managing Lung Cancer: A Case Report

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Sawang Saenghirunvattana, MD
Chittisak Napairee, MD
Somsak Geraplangsub, MD


Lung tumors are effectively managed through surgery. But for inoperable lung cancers such as in advanced stages, poor respiratory function and other diseases like pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (PIMT), minimal invasive techniques like percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) therapy is the preferred treatment option. MWA is a curative alternative approach used to destroy malignant tumor cells with minimal normal tissue damage. This instrument uses high frequency microwave energy waves that produce tissue-heating effects to destruct solid tumors. The purpose of this case report is to illustrate how MWA effectively managed four various cases of lung cancer.


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Saenghirunvattana S, Napairee C, Geraplangsub S. Microwave Ablation in Managing Lung Cancer: A Case Report. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2019Feb.20 [cited 2020Jul.15];15(1):73. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/222701
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