Measurement of pleural temperature during radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors to investigate its relationship to occurrence of pneumothorax or pleural effusion

Nobuhisa Tajiri, Takao Hiraki, Hidefumi Mimura, Hideo Gobara, Takashi Mukai, Soichiro Hase, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Toshihiro Iguchi, Jun Sakurai, Motoi Aoe, Yoshifumi Sano, Hiroshi Date, Susumu Kanazawa

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between pleural temperature and pneumothorax or pleural effusion after radiofrequency (RF) ablation of lung tumors. The pleural temperature was measured immediately outside the lung surface nearest to the tumor with a fiber-type thermocouple during 25 ablation procedures for 34 tumors in 22 patients. The procedures were divided into two groups depending on the highest pleural temperature: P-group I and P-group II, with highest pleural temperatures of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-586
Number of pages6
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2008



  • Lung neoplasm
  • Radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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