Transradial access (TRA) has been associated with improved post-procedure hemostasis and patient satisfaction, and decreased hemorrhagic complications, sedation requirements, recovery times, and procedure-related costs when compared with traditional transfemoral catheterization. Supine TRA has been described for the treatment of myocardial infarctions, aortoiliac and femoropopliteal stenoses, and a variety of neoplasms. This original research describes prone transradial catheterization to facilitate combined single-session transarterial embolization and percutaneous cryoablation of solid neoplasms from a posterior approach without repositioning. Prone TRA access, transarterial embolization, and percutaneous cryoablation were successful in all cases described. Mean procedure time was 210 min (range: 140-250 min). One minor complication, transient bacteremia which responded to antibiotics, was reported. No major complications occurred.
Keywords: Combined transarterial embolization and percutaneous ablation; Cryoablation; Interventional oncology; Interventional radiology; Prone transradial access; Renal cell carcinoma; Sarcoma; Supine transradial access; Transradial access.