Recommendation ID

Evidence on the safety of irreversible electroporation for primary liver cancer shows serious but infrequent and well-recognised complications. Evidence on its efficacy is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Further research could be in the form of case series or registry-based research.
It should include: details of patient selection; tumour position and size; longterm outcomes including overall survival, progression-free survival and tumour
regression; and patient-reported outcomes including quality of life.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Irreversible electroporation for primary liver cancer
Date issued
November 2019

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? Yes  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   Yes  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2019