Edouard Descat

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To describe the morphologic evolution of lung tumors treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) by way of computed tomography (CT) images and to investigate patterns of incomplete RFA at the site of ablation. One hundred eighty-nine patients with 350 lung tumors treated with RFA underwent CT imaging at 2, 4, 6, and 12 months. CT findings were interpreted(More)
We aimed to determine safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of lung metastases arising from sarcoma. Between 2002 and 2009, 29 patients (mean age 51 years) treated for metastatic sarcoma with a maximum of 5 lung metastases treatable with RFA were followed prospectively. The end points were local efficacy (assessed by computed(More)
To assess diagnostic accuracy of 18F-FDG PET/CT at 3 months for the detection of local recurrence after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of lung metastases. The PET/CT scan at 3 months was compared with a baseline PET/CT scan from a maximum of 2 months before RFA, with the reference standard as recurrence diagnosed by CT during a 12-month follow-up. Local(More)
We report the case of a systemic air embolism occurring during pulmonary radiofrequency ablation. At the end of the procedure, the patient experienced a sudden myocardial infarction, complicated by ventricular fibrillation, cardiac arrest, and cerebral infarction. Thoracic computed tomography showed an air-blood level inside the left atrium and ventricle,(More)
The present article describes two cases of bronchopleural fistula (BPF) occurring after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors. Both procedures were carried out using expandable multitined electrodes, with no coagulation of the needle track. After both ablations, ground-glass opacities encompassed the nodules and abutted the visceral pleura. The first(More)
The purpose of this case report is to describe the potential damage to the stellate ganglion during percutaneous lung radiofrequency ablation, to analyze the consequences of these complications, and to review the location of the stellate ganglion, which is usually not visible on imaging.
This retrospective study examined the feasibility and efficacy of bilateral lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA) performed in a single session. From 2002–2009, patients with bilateral lung metastases were treated by RFA, where possible in a single session under general anesthesia with CT guidance. The second lung was punctured only if no complications(More)
Over the last ten years, there has been much development in the treatment of bone metastases using percutaneous image-guided interventional radiology procedures. They are helpful in the management of patients resulting in stabilization of bone lysis in order to achieve additional biomechanical stability and in significant symptomatic relief. Vertebroplasty(More)
Technical feasibility of a computed tomography (CT)-guided transgluteal approach for salvage cryoablation of inoperable locally recurrent prostate cancer was evaluated retrospectively. Five procedures were performed under general anesthesia in five patients previously treated with radiation therapy. Median age was 64 years, and average pretreatment(More)