[Irreversible electroporation to treat prostate cancer (Nanoknife)].

Glybochko PV, Alyaev YG, Amosov AV et al.

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow.

Urologiia (Moscow, Russia : 1999). Dec 2016.

Modern medicine tends to use minimally invasive treatments. Selected patients with prostate cancer may be treated using irreversible electroporation that involves the application of a NanoKnife device. The procedure directs short electrical pulses that open microscopic pores in the cells in the treatment area and effectively destroy cancer cells. This literature review outlines the history of irreversible electroporation, its use in surgery for treating cancers of the pancreas, liver, lung, kidney and brain. This technique is relatively new and is not yet applied in routine urologic practice, but has been increasingly used in Europe and North America and, no doubt, will find an appropriate utilization in Russia.


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