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Minimally invasive therapies in the treatment of bone malignancies
Author(s): Damian E. Dupuy

Paper Abstract

In the past three decades many investigators have tried to apply thermally-mediated ablative procedures for the treatment of musculoskeletal neoplasms. Much of this preliminary work has been performed in animal models and small limited clinical studies. These studies have shown the techniques of cryosurgery, microwave, and radioffequency (RF) to have some utility in specific clinical situations and specific tumors . To date the most widely utilized techniques are cryosurgery in the operative setting of malignant or locally recurrent neoplasms without cross-sectional image guidance and percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteomas with computed tomographic (CT) guidance. This paper will briefly review the various thermallymediated techniques. Since RF ablation is currently the only minimally invasive modality being applied to bone tumors the specifics of RF ablation in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors will be the primary focus of discussion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10297, Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review, 1029708 (24 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375228
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Damian E. Dupuy, Brown Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10297:
Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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