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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2011, Article ID 329491, 4 pages
Case Report

Hemothorax an Unusual Complication during Liver RFA

Evgenidion University Hospital of Athens, Research Center of Radiology and Imaging, 11538 Athens, Greece

Received 5 November 2011; Accepted 29 November 2011

Academic Editors: L. Aldrighetti and H. H. Lin

Copyright © 2011 Paraskevi Tsagouli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a case of a 70-year-old patient with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with RFA. The lesion was located in segment II under the ribs. During RFA pleural effusion is presented. After the procedure a dual phase CT revealed haemothorax and extravasation of the contrast medium from the intercostal vessels.