Experience of the Rizzoli Institute in radiofrequency thermal ablation of musculoskeletal lesions

U. Albisinni, E. Rimondi, G. Bianchi, M. Mercuri

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Abstract

Thermal ablation with radiofrequency (RF) is gaining increasing attention for the treatment of musculoskeletal lesions. This treatment offers several advantages compared to other methods: reduced invasiveness, low cost, and short hospitalisation time. In June 2001 we began using RF thermal ablation on osteoid osteomas (OO) in the appendicular and axial skeleton. Later, we also treated local benign and/or malignant tumors, some surgical recurrences, and some secondary localizations. Altogether we have performed over 270 procedures, mainly on OO. The experience we have gained has led us to think that the indication for this treatment can be extended to other thermosensitive lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemotherapy
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Bone metastases
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation
  • Soft tissue metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Microbiology (medical)

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