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Primary treatment of chondroblastoma with percutaneous radio-frequency heat ablation: report of three cases.

Erickson JK, Rosenthal DI, Zaleske DJ, Gebhardt MC, Cates JM
Radiology. 2001 221 (2): 463-8

PMID: 11687691 · DOI:10.1148/radiol.2212010262

Chondroblastomas are benign cartilaginous lesions; however, intervention is necessary to stop progression and alleviate pain. The authors evaluated three patients in whom minimally invasive percutaneous radio-frequency heat ablation was used to treat pathologically proven chondroblastoma to determine whether this treatment demonstrated long-term success. The authors found that this approach may be an effective alternative to surgical intervention in some cases.

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Adolescent Adult Bone Neoplasms Catheter Ablation Child Chondroblastoma Female Hot Temperature Humans Male

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