Osteoid osteoma: Percutaneous radio-frequency ablation

Daniel I. Rosenthal, Dempsey S. Springfield, Mark C. Gebhardt, Andrew E. Rosenberg, Henry J. Mankin

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate a percutaneous technique for in situ destruction of osteoid osteoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiofrequency ablation was performed in 18 patients with osteoid osteoma (17 male, one female; age range, 8-42 years). Diagnosis was established by means of clinical and radiographic features and confirmed by means of needle biopsy findings. No attempt was made to remove the lesion. A small radio-frequency electrode introduced into the lesion through the biopsy track was used to produce thermal necrosis of a 1-cm sphere of tissue. RESULTS: Symptoms were completely relieved in 16 (89%) of 18 patients. In one patient, a second procedure was required for pain relief. All but two patients underwent treatment as outpatients: These two were hospitalized for 1 night only. All patients resumed normal daily activities immediately. No casts or external supports were required; there were no complications. Twelve patients were followed up for more than 1 year. There were no recurrences. CONCLUSION: Radio-frequency ablation of osteoid osteoma is a promising alternative to surgery in selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume197
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone neoplasms, therapy
  • Interventional procedures
  • Osteoma
  • Radiofrequency (RF) ablation
  • Therapeutic radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Rosenthal, D. I., Springfield, D. S., Gebhardt, M. C., Rosenberg, A. E., & Mankin, H. J. (1995). Osteoid osteoma: Percutaneous radio-frequency ablation. Radiology, 197(2), 451-454. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.197.2.7480692