3.1 The Institute has issued interventional procedures guidance on radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma and laparoscopic liver resection. The Institute is developing guidance on the use of microwave ablation for metastases in the liver [Now published as 'Microwave ablation for the treatment of liver metastases'].
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
The Institute has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.