Ablation of osteoid osteomas with a percutaneously placed electrode: A new procedure

Daniel I. Rosenthal, Albert Alexander, Andrew Rosenberg, Dempsey Springfield

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Abstract

Osteoid osteoma is a benign, selflimited tumor of bone that usually requires surgical excision for relief of pain and to prevent long-term consequences. Radio-frequency electrodes have been successfully and safely used to ablate small areas of the central nervous system and to perform ablation elsewhere in the body. The authors have used this technique in four patients with proved or presumptive osteoid osteoma, completely relieving the symptoms in three.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume183
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bone neoplasms, CT, 40.1211, 40.3122
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Osteoma, 40.3122

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Rosenthal, D. I., Alexander, A., Rosenberg, A., & Springfield, D. (1992). Ablation of osteoid osteomas with a percutaneously placed electrode: A new procedure. Radiology, 183(1), 29-33.