Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2017) 40:1484–1486 DOI 10.1007/s00270-017-1717-y LETTER TO THE EDITOR Psoas Abscess and Spondylodiscitis Following Radiofrequency Ablation of a Renal Tumour: Unexpected Complications 1 1 1 • • Simon A. Zakeri An Ngo Nabil Kibriya Received: 2 February 2017 / Accepted: 26 May 2017 / Published online: 5 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2017 To the Editor, (RITA StarBurst MRI SEMI-FLEX electrosurgical device; We want to raise awareness to the readership about two RITA Model 1500X RF machine) was inserted in the co- unexpected complications that occurred in a patient fol- axial needle track and a 5-cm zone of RF ablation was lowing radiofrequency (RF) ablation of a renal cell carci- performed (parameters: initial 3 min with 3-cm exposure, noma (RCC). followed by 4 min with 4-cm exposure, and ﬁnally 5 min RF ablation is considered a relatively safe treatment with 5-cm exposure). The maximum zone of ablation measure, which is less costly and invasive compared with (5 cm) was utilised to ablate the tumour fully leaving at surgery (i.e. nephrectomy/partial nephrectomy) for tackling least 1 cm of surrounding safety margin. Track ablation small RCCs. The
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