Ashraf Omar Abdelaziz 1 , Mohamed Mahmoud Nabeel , Tamer Mahmoud Elbaz , Hend Ibrahim Shousha , Eman Medhat Hassan , Sherif Hamdy Mahmoud , Noha Ali Rashed , Mostafa Mohamed Ibrahim , Ahmed Hosni Abdelmaksoud
Limited therapies are offered for large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It carries dismal prognosis and efforts tried changing its management from a palliative to a curative mode. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a palliative procedure that may have survival benefit if compared to non-management of large lesions. Microwave ablation (MWA) has emerged as a relatively new technique with promise of larger and faster ablation. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous MWA versus TACE for large tumors (5-7 cm) and to assess their effects on local tumor progression and survival.