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 . 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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Neuro-Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Cancer Research