Medical Oncology

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Minimally invasive treatments of painful bone lesions: state of the art

  • Antonio BarileEmail author
  • Francesco Arrigoni
  • Luigi Zugaro
  • Marcello Zappia
  • Roberto Luigi Cazzato
  • Julien Garnon
  • Nitin Ramamurthy
  • Luca Brunese
  • Afshin Gangi
  • Carlo Masciocchi
Original Paper
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. New Advances in Interventional Oncology: State of the Art


The role of the interventional radiology (IR) in the musculoskeletal system, and in particular in the bone, is a field of knowledge that is growing significantly in the last years with indications for treatment of both benign and malign lesions. In this paper, we review the state of the art of this application of the IR in the bone (bone metastasis and benign bone lesions) with discussion about all the techniques today used.


Interventional radiology Painful bone lesions RFA Microwaves MRgFUS Embolization Laser Bone pain management Bone metastasis 



Angela Martella is kindly acknowledged for translation of the manuscript.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

All authors declare no conflict of interest.

Ethical standards

All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments; an informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Barile
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesco Arrigoni
    • 1
  • Luigi Zugaro
    • 1
  • Marcello Zappia
    • 2
  • Roberto Luigi Cazzato
    • 3
  • Julien Garnon
    • 3
  • Nitin Ramamurthy
    • 4
  • Luca Brunese
    • 2
  • Afshin Gangi
    • 3
  • Carlo Masciocchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Department of Applied Clinical Science and BiotechnologyUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and Health Science “V. Tiberio”University of MoliseCampobassoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Interventional RadiologyNouvel Hôpital Civil (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg)StrasbourgFrance
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyNorfolk and Norwich University HospitalNorwichUK

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