Reversible neuropathy caused by overuse following radiofrequency ablation of metastatic pelvic lesions.

Glaiberman CB, Brown DB
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 15 (11): 1307-10

PMID: 15525751 · DOI:10.1097/01.RVI.0000136827.08722.C5

Adverse events following radiofrequency ablation of skeletal metastases are uncommon. This report describes two patients who developed a delayed neuropathy following radiofrequency ablation of pelvic metastases. Both patients had significant pain relief and normal neurological examinations following the procedure. Each patient's neuropathy developed following acute significant increases of activity or stress on surrounding tissues allowed by the pain relief from therapy. Both patients completely recovered after a course of corticosteroids.

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Adult Aged Carcinoma Catheter Ablation Dexamethasone Foot Glucocorticoids Head and Neck Neoplasms Hip Humans Ischium Kidney Neoplasms Male Pelvic Neoplasms Peripheral Nervous System Diseases Postoperative Complications Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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