Post RF ablation biliary dilatation

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


The patient developed progressive jaundice 1 month following two sessions of RF ablation of hepatic focal lesions in the same day.

Patient Data

Age: 74 years old
Gender: Male

There is localized dilatation of the intrahepatic biliary radicals of the right hepatic lobe. Two right hepatic lobe necrotic focal lesions were seen as a result of successful radiofrequency ablation done 1 month prior to study.

Case Discussion

Localized fibrosis and stricture formation is one of the complications of radiofrequency ablation from the heat generated.

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Case information

rID: 39911
Published: 28th Sep 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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