viernes, 24 de enero de 2014

Ablación con radiofrecuencia térmica en un mieloma doloroso de clavícula

Ablación con radiofrecuencia térmica en un mieloma doloroso de clavícula

Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation in Painful Myeloma of the Clavicle
Helen Gharaei, Farnad Imani, and Masoud Vakily
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Amirmomenin Hospital, Tehran Azad Islamic University of Medical Science, Anesthesiology and Pain Department, Hematology and Oncology Department, Rasoul-Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Korean J Pain 2014 January; Vol. 27, No. 1: 72-76

A 57-year-old male patient had myeloma. He had severe pain in the left clavicle that did not respond to radiotherapy; therefore, it was treated with radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFTA). Under fluoroscopic guidance, two RF needles at a distance of 1.5 cm from each other were inserted into the mass and conventional radiofrequency (90oC and 60 seconds) at two different depths (1 cm apart) was applied. Then, 2 ml of 0.5% ropivacaine along with triamcinolone 40 mg was injected in each needle. The visual analogue pain score (VAS from 0 to 10) was decreased from 8 to 0. In the next 3 months of follow-up, the patient was very satisfied with the procedure and the mass gradually became smaller. There were no complications. This study shows that RFTA could be a useful method for pain management in painful osteolytic myeloma lesions in the clavicle

Anestesiología y Medicina del Dolor

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