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Radiation lobectomy


Lobectomy of Lung -- Minimally Invasive Approach to Lung Cancer Surgery


Lung Cancer Staging - Stage I


Lung Cancer Treatments


Possible complications of VATS lobectomy for lung cancer


Thyroid Lobectomy

Radiation lobectomy (RL) is a form of radiation therapy used in interventional radiology to treat liver cancer. It is performed in patients that would be surgical candidates for resection, but cannot undergo surgery due to insufficient remaining liver tissue. It consists of injecting small radioactive beads loaded with yttrium-90 into the hepatic artery feeding the hepatic lobe in which the tumor is located. This is done with the intent of inducing growth in the contralateral hepatic lobe, not dissimilarly from portal vein embolization (PVE).
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