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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and their follow-up imaging results

From: Preliminary results of ultrasound-guided laser ablation for unresectable metastases to retroperitoneal and hepatic portal lymph nodes

  Gender Primary cancer Size (mm) Location Number of fibers Power (w) Energy (J) 1-month follow-up 3-month follow-up 6-month follow-up Progression elsewhere
Case 1 m CCA 31 × 25 Retroperitoneum 2 3 3600 PR PR NA Liver and left kidney progression in 3-month follow-up
Case 2 m HCC 24 × 12 Hepatic portal 1 3 3000 PR PR PR No
    18 × 15 Hepatic portal 1 3 2700 PR PR PR
Case 3 f HCC 20 × 14 Hepatic portal 1 3 2700 PR PR PR No
Case 4 m CCA 31 × 21 Hepatic portal 2 3 3600 PR PR PR Liver progression in 6-month follow-up
Case 5 m HCC 15 × 12 Hepatic portal 1 3 1800 PR PR PR No
    15 × 11 Hepatic portal 1 3 1800 PR PR PR
Case 6 m CCA 15 × 12 Hepatic portal 1 3 1800 PR PR PR No
Case 7 f HCC 18 × 14 Retroperitoneum 1 3 2700 PR PR PR New lymph nodes in retroperitoneum in 6-month follow-up
    28 × 19 Retroperitoneum 2 3 3600 PR PR LP
Case 8 m CCA 18 × 14 Retroperitoneum 1 3 1800 PR PR PR No
  1. CCA cholangiocarcinoma, HCC hepatocellular carcinoma, CR complete response, PR partial response, LP lymph node progression, NA not available