Radiofrequency ablation in combination with osteoplasty in the treatment of painful metastatic bone disease.

@article{Hoffmann2008RadiofrequencyAI,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation in combination with osteoplasty in the treatment of painful metastatic bone disease.},
  author={Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann and Tobias F. Jakobs and Christoph Gregor Trumm and Christof Weber and Thomas Helmberger and Maximilian Reiser},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={419-25}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of combining radiofrequency (RF) ablation and osteoplasty for pain reduction in the treatment of painful osteolytic metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Within 5 years, 22 patients (15 men and seven women; median age, 64 years) with 28 lesions located in the thoracic and lumbar spine, sacrum, pelvis, acetabulum, femur, and tibia were treated. Underlying tumors were breast, lung, renal cell, thyroid, cancer of unknown primary, and multiple… CONTINUE READING