Semin intervent Radiol 2010; 27(3): 276-284
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1261786
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Image-Guided Percutaneous Ablation of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

A. Nicholas Kurup1 , Matthew R. Callstrom1
  • 1Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication Date:
20 August 2010 (online)


Image-guided percutaneous ablation of bone and soft tissue tumors is an effective minimally invasive alternative to conventional therapies, such as surgery and external beam radiotherapy. Proven applications include treatment of benign primary bone tumors, particularly osteoid osteoma, as well as palliation of painful bone metastases. Use of percutaneous ablation in combination with cementoplasty can provide stabilization of metastases at risk for fracture. Local control of oligometastatic disease and treatment of desmoid tumors are emerging applications.


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Matthew R CallstromM.D. Ph.D. 

Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic

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