«Tratamiento con radiofrecuencia percutánea del osteoma osteoide empleando electrodes de punta fría.»
José Martela, , , Ángel Buenoa and Eduardo Ortizb
aDepartamento de Diagnóstico por Imagen, Fundación Hospital Alcorcón, Avda. de Budapest s/n, 28922 Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain bDepartamento de Cirugía ortopédica, Fundación Hospital Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Objectives To report our experience with percutaneous cool-tip radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteomas and to evaluate clinical outcome.
Methods and material Forty-one patients with clinically and radiologically suspected osteoid osteoma were seen over a 48-month period (27 males and 14 females with a mean age of 18.7 years; range 543 years). Thirty-eight patients were treated by computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation.
The procedure was performed under regional or general anaesthesia. After location of the nidus, a 14G-bone biopsy needle is introduced into the nidus. Sampling is performed with a 17G-bone biopsy needle using a coaxial technique. The radiofrequency needle with a 10 mm active tip (cool-tip) is inserted through the biopsy needle and is connected to the radiofrequency generator for 68 min.
Results Primary success was obtained in 37 patients (97%) with a 100% secondary success rate. All patients are currently pain-free. No major complications occurred. Patients could resume unrestricted normal activity within 24 h.
Conclusions Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteomas is an efficient and safe method that can be considered the procedure of choice for most cases.
European Journal of Radiology. Volume 56, Issue 3 , December 2005, Pages 403-408.