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...
Methods and materials
All human studies have been approved by the hospital’s ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments. We retrospectively reviewed 20 cases regarding pediatric patients,
who underwent RFA in our department between September 2010 and January 2018 . Relative pre- procedural management included laboratory tests (Hemoglobin concentration,
international normalized ratio [INR],...
A total of 20 pediatric oncologic patients with metastatic malignancies underwent 24 RFA ablation sessions.
Our study population included 12 male and 8 female patients of average age 9years (5-17years),
whereas our patients’ average weight was 30kg (17g-65kg).
Regarding lesions’ location,
half of our patients (50%) have been treated for metastasis in hepatic parenchyma. Out of the rest in 5 patients (25%) bone metastatic lesions have been ablated and 5 patients (25%) received RFA session due...
Advanced malignancies consist the second most common death cause among children,
though less prevalent compared to adult population.
Childhood cancer presents also,
compared to adult malignancies a different spectrum of prognosis,
location and histology,
as certain types of cancer are strongly associated with childhood while discrepancies are shown up concerning treatment options.
Metastatic malignancies in solid organs,
such as lung,
liver or bones are rare. On the other hand RFA has...
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