Multidisciplinary cancer care, Metastases, Cancer, Radiation safety, Efficacy studies, Ablation procedures, Percutaneous, MR, CT, Paediatric, Oncology, Interventional non-vascular
I. Thanou, M. Moutafi, A. Papatheodoropoulou, E. botsa, L. Thanos; Athens/GR
Aims and objectives
CT-guided Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is an established interventional method,
indicated for treating a wide variety of tumors and has been well-used among adult population.
It produces coagulative necrosis of tumor through local tissue heating.
RFA application among pediatric patients suffering from advanced malignancies is not widely spread,
whereas the relative literature remains poor[1,2].
On the other side RFA is established as a treatment therapy for osteoid osteoma in this group of patients [2,3].
As the host of clinical applications for RFA expands continuously,
our aim is to communicate our experience using this method on metastatic disease’s treatment,
as well as to prove its safety and efficacy regarding inoperable pediatric patients. We present a retrospective review of the feasibility and complication rates of RFA in a series of children with advanced malignancies.