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Table 4 Major complications associated with radiofrequency ablation and percutaneous ethanol injection

From: Radiofrequency ablation versus percutaneous ethanol injection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Complication

RFA ( n= 247)

PEI ( n= 219)

Fever

58

52

Skin burns

6

0

Ascites

59

48

Jaundice

7

6

Liver abscess

0

2

Gastric bleeding

1

1

Pain

98

100

Hydrothorax

8

0

Hemothorax

4

1

Subcapsular hematoma

1

0

Portal venous thrombosis

5

9