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Table 3 Treatments of HCC patients who developed distant recurrence

From: Microwave ablation is as effective as radiofrequency ablation for very-early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma

Treatment MWA group (n = 122) REA group (n = 76)
Very-early-stage/early-stage HCC
 Repeated ablation 91 58
 Hepatic resection 11 8
Intermediate or advanced HCC
 TACE 11 8
 Radiation therapy 2 1
Terminal HCC
 TACE 1 1
 Sorafenib 0 0
  1. TACE transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, MWA microwave ablation, RFA radiofrequency ablation