Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Cancer Treatment
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment option that uses image guidance (CT or Ultrasound) to perform radiofrequency ablation directly into the cancerous tumor. Due to the localized nature of this treatment, RFA does not have any systemic side effects. Radiofrequency ablation can be performed without affecting the patient’s overall health and most patients can resume normal daily activity within a few days.
Radiofrequency Ablation of Osteoid Osteomas
Osteoid osteoma is a benign, painful lesion that results in new bone formation. The osteoid osteoma causes a dull pain, often worse at night, which is relieved by aspirin. These benign tumors rarely exceed 1.5 cm in diameter and may appear larger due to edema (swelling) and sclerosis (hardening). It normally appears in adolescents and young adults and is seen in males twice as often as females. CT scans are the most efficient tool to evaluate these growths.
Radiofrequency Ablation is a non-surgical option, which offers a localized treatment that destroys the tumor cells with heat while preserving the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor. Radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteomas has given patients another option that is much less invasive with vastly shorter recovery periods or the other option which is long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
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