Spine Cryoablation: A Multimodality Image-Guided Approach for Tumors Adjacent to Major Neural Elements.

Citation:

JP Guenette, K Tuncali, N Himes, S Tatli, and TC Lee. 2016. “Spine Cryoablation: A Multimodality Image-Guided Approach for Tumors Adjacent to Major Neural Elements.” AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 37, 12, Pp. 2396-9. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/yyv8cyso

Abstract:

We report percutaneous cryoablation of spine tumors in 7 consecutive patients (5 men, 2 women [mean age, 47 years; range, 17-68 years]) by using intraprocedural image monitoring of ice ball margins to protect adjacent neural elements. Complete tumor ablation was achieved in all patients without neurologic complication. Pain relief was achieved in 4 of 5 (80%) patients; the patient with persistent pain was later found to have enlarging metastases at other sites.

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