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Warmuth, M. and Nachtnebel, A. (2012): Radiofrequency ablation of bone tumours (osteoid-osteoma and osseous metastases). Decision Support Document 54.

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a relatively new, minimally-invasive ablation method that destroys tumours by local application of heat.
In terms of RFA for the treatment of osteoid-osteomas and osseous metastases, we included four and two prospective case-series respectively, with a total of 175 and 79 patients resp. According to GRADE, the quality of evidence is very low due to the uncontrolled study design of the included case-series. Overall, the available evidence is insufficient to assess the efficacy and safety of RFA compared to the respective standard therapy for the treatment of bone tumours.

Item Type:Decision Support Document
Keywords:Radiofrequency ablation, bone tumours, osteoid-osteoma, osseous metastases, minimally-invasive surgical procedure
Subjects:WO Surgery > WO 500-517 Operative surgical procedures. Techniques
WE Musculoskeletal system > WE 200-259 Bones
WO Surgery > WO 505 Minimally invasive surgical procedures
Series Name:Decision Support Document 54
Deposited on:23 Jul 2012 17:53
Last Modified:15 Jul 2020 17:48

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