The treatment of sacral giant-cell tumours by serial arterial embolisation.

  title={The treatment of sacral giant-cell tumours by serial arterial embolisation.},
  author={Richard D. Lackman and Lisa D. Khoury and Adil N Esmail and Rakesh Donthineni-Rao},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={84 6},
Giant-cell tumours of the sacrum are difficult to treat. Surgery carries a high risk of morbidity, local recurrence and mortality. Radiation is effective in some patients, but has a risk of malignant change. We evaluated the effectiveness of serial arterial embolisation as an alternative to surgery. Five patients with giant-cell tumours of the sacrum which had been primarily treated by serial embolisation were retrospectively reviewed for changes in the size of the tumour. In four the symptoms… CONTINUE READING


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