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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 304–307 | Cite as

Percutaneous Cryotherapy for Treatment of Chondroblastoma: Early Experience

  • Antoine ThibautEmail author
  • Amine Bouhamama
  • Amélie Boespflug
  • Gualter Vaz
  • Marie Cuinet
  • Anne-Charlotte Kalenderian
  • Badis Menassel
  • Alexis Ricoeur
  • Charles Mastier
  • Frank Pilleul
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Abstract

Surgical curettage is currently the standard of care for the chondroblastoma, but in peri-articular tumors it is limited by its morbidity. In this preliminary report, we evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous cryotherapy as an alternative ablative treatment for chondroblastoma. Three patients with a chondroblastoma treated by CT scan-guided cryotherapy are presented in this article. Pain permanently disappeared 2 days after the procedure. No local tumor recurrence or cartilage damage was observed by MRI performed 1 year after the intervention. This preliminary case report suggests that percutaneous cryotherapy may be a possible alternative to the current standard of care in chondroblastoma. Further studies are needed to evaluate if this technique offers similar anti-tumoral efficacy while providing better pain relief and less morbidity than curettage.

Keywords

Chondroblastoma Benign bone tumor Cryotherapy Percutaneous treatment 

Notes

Author’s contribution

All of the authors substantively contributed to this work and agree with its content. A. Bouhamama, F. Pilleul, A. Thibaut have designed the study. A. Bouhamama, A. Ricoeur, A. Thibaut have gathered the data. A. Thibaut and A. Bouhamama have analyzed the data. A. Bouhamama vouches for the data and the analysis. A. Thibaut, A. Boespflug, A. Bouhamama, C. Mastier wrote the paper. All authors have decided to publish the paper.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Thibaut
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amine Bouhamama
    • 1
  • Amélie Boespflug
    • 1
  • Gualter Vaz
    • 1
  • Marie Cuinet
    • 1
  • Anne-Charlotte Kalenderian
    • 1
  • Badis Menassel
    • 1
  • Alexis Ricoeur
    • 1
  • Charles Mastier
    • 1
  • Frank Pilleul
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyCentre Léon BerardLyonFrance

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