Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Treatment for Osteoid Osteoma of The Spine. A Case Report
Giuseppe Mariniello1, *, Serena Pagano1, Giuseppe Teodonno1, Camilla Russo2, Giuseppe Pontillo2, Martina Di Stasi2, Michele Klain2, Gianfranco Puoti3, Andrea Elefante2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2020
First Page: 41
Last Page: 45
Publisher Id: TONEUJ-14-41
Article History:Received Date: 24/02/2020
Revision Received Date: 05/06/2020
Acceptance Date: 15/06/2020
Electronic publication date: 27/07/2020
Collection year: 2020
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Osteoid osteomas are benign but painful bone-forming tumors usually involving long bones, with localization at the spine in 10-20% of the cases. The most common symptom is back pain responding to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but in some cases, also radicular pain can be present. For years, surgical excision has been considered the best choice of treatment for cases with unresponsive pain and has been practiced with a high percentage of success but also a high rate of fusion with instrumentation. In the last years, percutaneous radiofrequency ablation has been proposed as a new mini-invasive technique for the treatment of osteoid osteomas.