Image-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for osteoid osteomas

Anthony C. Venbrux, Brian J. Montague, Kieran P.J. Murphy, Lauren A. Bobonis, Stanley B. Washington, Amy P. Soltes, Frank J. Frassica

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The authors present a retrospective analysis of the technical and clinical successes, complications, and clinical follow-up of image-guided percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation of osteoid osteomas. Nine patients with osteoid osteomas underwent image-guided localization of osteoid osteomas. Outpatient percutaneous therapy (13 procedures) was performed under general anesthesia after image-guided localization of the nidus. Initial technical success was achieved in seven of nine patients. Two initial technical and clinical failures occurred early in this experience because of failure to adequately enter the nidus with use of fluoroscopic imaging alone. Clinical success was achieved in eight of nine patients. No major immediate or delayed complications were observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Osteoma
  • Radiofrequency (RF) ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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