Benign spine lesions: Advances in techniques for minimally invasive percutaneous treatment

A. Tomasian, A. N. Wallace, J. W. Jennings

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Minimally invasive percutaneous imaging-guided techniques have been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of benign tumors of the spine. Techniques available include a variety of tumor ablation technologies, including radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, microwave ablation, alcohol ablation, and laser photocoagulation. Vertebral augmentation may be performed after ablation as part ofthe same procedure for fracture stabilizationor prevention. Typically, the treatment goal in benign spine lesionsisdefinitive cure. Painful benign spine lesions commonly encountered in daily practice include osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, vertebral hemangioma, aneurysmal bone cyst, Paget disease, and subacute/chronic Schmorl node. This review discusses the most recent advancement and use of minimally invasive percutaneous therapeutic options for the management of benign spine lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-861
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2017


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