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Radiofrequency Ablation of Solitary Liver Metastasis Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses thermal energy to treat and palliate many lesions in the body. It is the gold standard for treating osteoid osteomas and is a useful technique for pain palliation in bone metastases and some primary bone tumors. It is also used to treat liver metastases, solitary [...]
Cryoablation of Renal Tumors There are many ways to treat renal tumors apart from surgery. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used for renal tumors, especially in single kidneys or in patients at high risk for surgery / anesthesia, for more than two decades now. Cryoablation is now an alternative. As with any ablative technique, the [...]
Cryoablation of Pelvic Fibromatosis Fibromatosis is a difficult tumor to treat in many instances. If superficial and small, it can be surgically removed. However, if the lesion is large, infiltrative or in deep areas, surgery can be morbid and may still be inadequate. In such instances, alternate methods such as certain forms of chemotherapy and [...]
Download PDF The Concept of Benign Aggressive Bone Tumors Bone tumors are best evaluated with a combination of plain radiographs and MRIs. There are various signs and rules that differentiate benign from malignant lesions and help us arrive at a specific diagnosis. One such is the concept of the “benign aggressive” lesion. Clinically, these are [...]

Cryoablation of Chondroblastoma Chondroblastoma is a benign bone tumor that contains chondroblastic cells. It typically occurs in the age group of 10-25 years and 75% occur in the epiphysis of the long bones (Fig. 1). Chondroblastomas were treated in the past with curettage. Over the last 10 years, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has become a popular […]