[Letter to the Editor] Bipolar radiofrequency ablation for metastatic spinal tumors: an evolving paradigm in palliative care

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Abstract

I read with great interest the article by Wallace and col- laborators focusing on the combination of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and vertebral augmentation for palliation of painful spinal metastases [1]. In a retrospective approach the authors reviewed a group of patients who underwent RFA for vertebral metastases in a period spanning almost 2 years. In a cohort of 110 patients, 72 RFA procedures were performed. Interestingly, 81 % of the metastatic lesions involved the posterior vertebral body and 45 % the pedicles. In almost all the cases, vertebral augmentation was performed following the ablation procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-218
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume125
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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