Laser thermal ablation to treat a recurrent soft-tissue sarcoma of the leg: A case report

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Abstract

We present the case of a 52-year-old male patient with recurrence of a soft-tissue sarcoma of the left leg treated with percutaneous laser ablation. The patient received the diagnosis of sarcoma for the first time in 2011; further local recurrences and a pulmonary metastatic spread occurred during follow-up, so the patient has been treated several times with chemotherapy, limb-sparing surgery and radiotherapy. In September 2017, a new local recurrence of sarcoma occurred, for which limb amputation was proposed but refused by the patient. Laser ablation with ultrasound guidance was performed, with complete ablation at 6 months and limb salvage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number908
Journalecancermedicalscience
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 5 2019

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Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Interventional radiology
  • Laser ablation
  • Sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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