Irreversible electroporation (IRE) has evolved as a promising technique for tumor ablation. High-voltage electrical field pulses generated between electrodes surrounding the tumor induce cell death by permanently increasing the cell membrane permeability. For anesthesiologists involved in IRE procedures, these high-voltage electrical pulses pose specific intraprocedural challenges. Several precautions have to be taken into account in order to safely perform IRE procedures. In this chapter, we will discuss all these specific details from the extremely high-voltage electrical pulses, necessary precautions, and potential complications that may occur during the procedure.
|Title of host publication||Irreversible Electroporation in Clinical Practice|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Irreversible Electroporation in Clinical Practice|
Vieveen, J. M., & Arthur Bouwman, R. (2017). Anesthetic management during irreversible electroporation procedures. In Irreversible Electroporation in Clinical Practice (pp. 97-103). (Irreversible Electroporation in Clinical Practice). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55113-5_6