Inflammatory nodules mimic applicator track seeding after percutaneous ablation of renal tumors.

Citation:

Peter R Lokken, Debra A Gervais, Ronald S Arellano, Kemal Tuncali, Paul R Morrison, Servet Tatli, Peter R Mueller, and Stuart G Silverman. 2007. “Inflammatory nodules mimic applicator track seeding after percutaneous ablation of renal tumors.” AJR Am J Roentgenol, 189, 4, Pp. 845-8. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y45gjyhb

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to report the occurrence of benign inflammatory nodules that develop in or near applicator tracks after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of renal tumors. CONCLUSION: Benign inflammatory nodules occur rarely after percutaneous ablation of renal tumors and may mimic tumor seeding of the applicator track.