Trends in Musculoskeletal Ablation: Emerging Indications and Techniques

Ahmad Parvinian, Brian T. Welch, Matthew R. Callstrom, Anil N. Kurup

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Image-guided percutaneous thermal ablation plays an increasingly important role in the multidisciplinary management of musculoskeletal lesions. Established indications for ablation in this setting include the treatment of osteoid osteomas, palliation of painful skeletal metastases, local control of oligometastatic disease, and consolidation of bone tumors at risk for fracture. Emerging indications include the treatment of symptomatic soft tissue masses such as extra-abdominal desmoid tumors and abdominal wall endometriosis. This review will discuss considerations in patient selection and preprocedural workup, ablation technology and techniques, strategies to avoid complications, and expected outcomes of ablation in the musculoskeletal system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100678
JournalTechniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • Ablation
  • cryoablation
  • musculoskeletal
  • palliation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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