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Table 3 Contraindications for image-guided percutaneous lung ablation

From: Image-guided percutaneous ablation for the treatment of lung malignancies: current state of the art

Severe pulmonary emphysema with bullae  
Life expectancy of < 3 months  
ECOG scale > 2  
Small cell lung carcinoma  
Non-correctable hemorrhagic diathesis  
Impaired lung function  
Tumors located near large vessels or hilum (RFA)  
Cardiac pacemakers (RFA)  
Correctable hemorrhagic diathesis  
  1. ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, RFA radiofrequency ablation