Palliative treatments: Electrochemotherapy and thermoablation

Giuseppe Bianchi, Laura Campanacci, Eugenio Rimondi, Pietro Ruggieri

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In addition to local standard treatment for bone metastases, such as radiotherapy and surgery, new novel techniques have been developed in the past few years, including radiofrequency ablation and electrochemotherapy. Electrochemotherapy represents one of the newest and promising techniques for the early treatment of bone metastases; it has been largely used with effect on cutaneous tumors and early results on bone metastases are encouraging. Thermal ablation with radiofrequency allows for success rates that in some cases can be equal to those with standard surgical curettage, but with a low morbidity and complication rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Bone Metastasis Management
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781780840307, 9781780841151
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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