Ablative therapies for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary hepatic malignancy. Although surgical resection has been a cornerstone in the management of ICC, the efficacies of several non-surgical management strategies have been actively investigated and somewhat preferable outcomes have been reported for ablation therapies in selected cases. Nevertheless, because of the rarity of these tumors and the small number of studies, the clinical significance and actual role of ablation therapies in a multidisciplinary approach for ICC remain unclear. In this article, the reported outcomes of ablation therapies for ICC will be summarized and their potential indications will be discussed.