Percutaneous cryoablation of symptomatic extraabdominal metastatic disease: preliminary results

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Mar;184(3):926-30. doi: 10.2214/ajr.184.3.01840926.


Objective: The objective of our study was to describe our initial experience using percutaneous cryoablation for palliation of symptomatic extraabdominal metastases or recurrent soft-tissue tumors.

Conclusion: Preliminary results suggest that percutaneous cryoablation may offer a minimally invasive alternative for relief of symptomatic metastatic disease in patients for whom conventional therapy failed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Breast Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Cryosurgery / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged