Thermal ablation of bone tumors


Thermal ablation of bone tumors is a medical procedure used to remove bone tumors by applying high temperatures or cold. This procedure may involve methods such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), or cryotherapy.


Candidates for thermal ablation of bone tumors are typically individuals with benign or primary malignant bone tumors that are localized and have not spread to other parts of the body.


Preparation for the treatment includes a review of medical history, laboratory tests, imaging studies such as CT or MRI for precise tumor localization, and discussion with the doctor about the procedure and potential complications.


During the treatment, the patient may be under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the methods used and the size of the tumor. Then, guided by CT or ultrasound, a thin needle is inserted directly into the tumor, and high temperatures or cold are used to destroy the tumor cells.


Results of thermal ablation of bone tumors may vary depending on the size of the tumor, its location, and other factors. Most patients notice a reduction in tumor size and symptoms after the procedure. However, complications such as bleeding, infection, or damage to surrounding tissues are possible.


Precautions include monitoring the patient after the procedure to detect possible complications and following the doctor's recommendations for recovery and activity limitations. It is also important to regularly monitor the patient's progress through follow-up appointments to ensure optimal care and therapy.

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