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AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Dec;37(12):2396-2399. Epub 2016 Sep 8.

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

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1
From the Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. jpguenette@bwh.harvard.edu.
2
From the Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

PMID:
27609619
PMCID:
PMC5161632
DOI:
10.3174/ajnr.A4923
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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