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Palliative radiofrequency ablation for recurrent prostate cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16010507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive local therapy for cancer. Its efficacy is now becoming well documented in many different organs, including liver, kidney, and lung. The goal of RFA is typically complete eradication of a tumor in lieu of an invasive surgical procedure. However, RFA can also play an important role in the palliative care of cancer patients. Tumors which are surgically unresectable and incompatible for complete ablation present the opportunity for RFA to be used in a new paradigm. Cancer pain runs the gamut from minor discomfort relieved with mild pain medication to unrelenting suffering for the patient, poorly controlled by conventional means. RFA is a tool which can potentially palliate intractable cancer pain. We present here a case in which RFA provided pain relief in a patient with metastatic prostate cancer with pain uncontrolled by conventional methods.
Gaurav Jindal; Marc Friedman; Julia Locklin; Bradford J Wood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2006 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-11     Completed Date:  2006-09-28     Revised Date:  2012-03-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Diagnostic Radiology Department, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Pain Measurement
Palliative Care / methods*
Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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