Thermal ablation of spinal osteoid osteomas close to neural elements: technical considerations.

@article{Rybak2010ThermalAO,
  title={Thermal ablation of spinal osteoid osteomas close to neural elements: technical considerations.},
  author={Leon D Rybak and Afshin Gangi and X. Buy and Renata La Rocca Vieira and James C. Wittig},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={195 4},
  pages={W293-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate experience with and determine the efficacy and safety of thermal ablation in the management of spinal osteoid osteomas close to neural elements. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of all patients with osteoid osteomas of the spine managed with thermal ablation at two academic centers from 1993 to 2008 were reviewed. RESULTS Seventeen patients (13 male patients, four female patients; mean age, 25.9 years) had lesions in the lumbar (seven… CONTINUE READING

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