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Cryoablation in Locoregional Management of Complex Unresectable Chest Neoplasms

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Dipartimento di Diagnostica per Immagini, Radioterapia Oncologica ed Ematologia, Istituto di Radiologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, L.go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
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Istituto di Radiologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Unità Operativa Complessa di Chirurgia Toracica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, L.go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
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Istituto di Patologia Speciale Chirurgica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 20123 Milano, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Unità Operativa Complessa di Oncologia Medica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, L.go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
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Istituto di Medicina Interna e Geriatria, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 20123 Milano, Italy
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Dipartimento di Diagnostica per Immagini, Radioterapia Oncologica ed Ematologia, Unità Operativa Complessa di Radioterapia Oncologica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, L.go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editor: Emilio Quaia
Tomography 2021, 7(4), 688-696; https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040057
Received: 11 September 2021 / Revised: 23 October 2021 / Accepted: 26 October 2021 / Published: 1 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Cancer Imaging)
Rationale and Objectives: The aim of our retrospective study was to assess the safety and feasibility of cryoablation in high-risk patients with complex chest neoplastic lesions. Materials and Methods: Twenty patients with complex chest malignancies, both primary and secondary, located in the mediastinum, lung, and chest wall, underwent percutaneous CT-guided cryoablation treatments. Procedural success as well as complications were evaluated. Results: A total of 24 neoplastic lesions were treated (mean diameter: 27 mm; range: 7–54 mm). Technical success was obtained in all patients, without major complications or intraprocedural death. A pneumothorax not requiring a drainage tube placement was registered in 50% of patients, while 3/24 patients had a grade 3 pneumothorax requiring a chest tube placement. Conclusion: Percutaneous CT-guided cryoablation seems a safe and feasible treatment for complex thoracic lesions. View Full-Text
Keywords: cryoablation; lung tumors; interventional radiology cryoablation; lung tumors; interventional radiology
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Iezzi, R.; Contegiacomo, A.; Posa, A.; Attempati, N.; Punzi, E.; Tanzilli, A.; Margaritora, S.; Congedo, M.T.; Cassano, A.; Bria, E.; Tagliaferri, L.; Valentini, V.; Colosimo, C.; Manfredi, R. Cryoablation in Locoregional Management of Complex Unresectable Chest Neoplasms. Tomography 2021, 7, 688-696. https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040057

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Iezzi R, Contegiacomo A, Posa A, Attempati N, Punzi E, Tanzilli A, Margaritora S, Congedo MT, Cassano A, Bria E, Tagliaferri L, Valentini V, Colosimo C, Manfredi R. Cryoablation in Locoregional Management of Complex Unresectable Chest Neoplasms. Tomography. 2021; 7(4):688-696. https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040057

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Iezzi, Roberto, Andrea Contegiacomo, Alessandro Posa, Nico Attempati, Ernesto Punzi, Alessandro Tanzilli, Stefano Margaritora, Maria T. Congedo, Alessandra Cassano, Emilio Bria, Luca Tagliaferri, Vincenzo Valentini, Cesare Colosimo, and Riccardo Manfredi. 2021. "Cryoablation in Locoregional Management of Complex Unresectable Chest Neoplasms" Tomography 7, no. 4: 688-696. https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040057

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