Lower Extremity Paralysis After Radiofrequency Ablation of Vertebral Metastases.
- 作者列表："Huntoon K","Eltobgy M","Mohyeldin A","Elder JB
BACKGROUND:Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) focally destroys abnormal or dysfunctional tissue using thermal energy generated from alternating current. The utilization of RFA has gained popularity as a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of skeletal metastases with a particular focus on palliative pain treatments to the spine, pelvis, long bones, sternum, and glenoid. More recently, single-session procedures that combine RFA with vertebral augmentation techniques have allowed treatment to areas of pain associated with pathologic fractures secondary to metastatic disease. Although many studies have been done to investigate the safety and efficacy of RFA, there have been no reported cases to date in which the use of RFA for the treatment of spinal metastases has led to any major permanent neurological injury. CASE DESCRIPTION:This report describes a case of a 61-year-old woman who underwent RFA and kyphoplasty for spinal metastases and noted the immediate onset of lower extremity paralysis after the procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented case of permanent lower extremity paralysis in the medical literature after radiofrequency thermal ablation of spine metastases. CONCLUSIONS:Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging and physical examination suggest RFA-induced thermal injury as the most likely mechanism of paralysis. In this report, a review of previous in vivo models used in studying the efficacy and safety of spine RFA is conducted. Additionally, the literature has been reviewed for any neurological events reported with the use of RFA in the treatment of patients with vertebral pathology.
背景: 射频消融 (RFA) 利用交流电产生的热能局部破坏异常或功能失调的组织。RFA作为治疗骨骼转移瘤的微创手术越来越受欢迎，特别关注脊柱、骨盆、长骨、胸骨和关节盂的姑息性疼痛治疗。最近，将RFA与椎体增强技术相结合的单次手术允许治疗与转移性疾病继发病理性骨折相关的疼痛区域。尽管已经有许多研究调查RFA的安全性和有效性，迄今为止，还没有报道使用RFA治疗脊柱转移瘤导致任何重大永久性神经损伤的病例。 病例描述: 本报告描述了 1 例 61 岁女性患者，因脊柱转移瘤接受RFA和椎体后凸成形术，并注意到术后立即发生下肢瘫痪。据我们所知，这是医疗文献中第一例射频热消融脊柱转移瘤后永久性下肢瘫痪的记录病例。 结论: 术后磁共振成像和体格检查提示RFA引起的热损伤是最可能的瘫痪机制。在本报告中，对以前用于研究脊柱RFA疗效和安全性的体内模型进行了综述。此外，还对使用RFA治疗椎体病理患者时报告的任何神经系统事件进行了文献综述。
METHODS:OBJECTIVE:Large inoperable sacral chordomas show unsatisfactory local control rates even when treated with high dose proton therapy (PT). The aim of this study is assessing feasibility and reporting early results of patients treated with PT and concomitant hyperthermia (HT). METHODS: :Patients had histologically proven unresectable sacral chordomas and received 70 Gy (relative biological effectiveness) in 2.5 Gy fractions with concomitant weekly HT. Toxicity was assessed according to CTCAE_v4. A volumetric tumor response analysis was performed. RESULTS: :Five patients were treated with the combined approach. Median baseline tumor volume was 735 cc (range, 369-1142). All patients completed PT and received a median of 5 HT sessions (range, 2-6). Median follow-up was 18 months (range, 9-26). The volumetric analysis showed an objective response of all tumors (median shrinkage 46%; range, 9-72). All patients experienced acute Grade 2-3 local pain. One patient presented with a late Grade 3 iliac fracture. CONCLUSION:Combining PT and HT in large inoperable sacral chordomas is feasible and causes acceptable toxicity. Volumetric analysis shows promising early results, warranting confirmation in the framework of a prospective trial. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: :This is an encouraging first report of the feasibility and early results of concomitant HT and PT in treating inoperable sacral chordoma.
METHODS:BACKGROUND:National guidelines recommend screening and treatment for cancer-related bone disease and continued monitoring of bone-modifying agents. It is unclear whether a standardized screening tool is utilized to identify eligible patients and ensure appropriate supportive care is implemented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current prescribing practices and optimize management of bone-modifying agents. METHODS:A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who received hormone deprivation therapy or had bone metastases through Hematology/Oncology or Urology clinics from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017. The primary endpoints of this study were the incidence of completed baseline dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan for patients on hormone deprivation therapy and percent of patients started on a bone-modifying agent for the prevention of skeletal-related events secondary to bone metastasis. Secondary endpoints included percent of patients with dental examinations prior to initiation, adequate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw or flu-like symptoms and education, and percent of bisphosphonate doses appropriately adjusted based on renal function. RESULTS:A total of 375 patients were assessed for baseline DEXA scans and bone-modifying therapy. Of the 226 patients on hormone deprivation therapy, 111 (49%) patients were appropriately screened with a DEXA scan prior to initiation of hormone deprivation therapy. Among the 149 patients with bone metastases, only 94 (63.1%) patients were started on a bone-modifying agent. CONCLUSIONS:Opportunities have been identified to optimize management of patients with cancer-related bone disease. Implementation of standardized tools may increase the rate of appropriate screening and initiation of bone-modifying therapy when warranted.
METHODS:PURPOSE:Low skeletal muscle mass has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced lung cancer. However, little is known about the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and overall survival in patients with bone metastases from lung cancer. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of low trunk muscle mass in predicting overall survival in these patients. METHODS:The data from 198 patients who were diagnosed with bone metastases from lung cancer from April 2009 to May 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. The areas of the psoas and paravertebral muscles were measured at the level of the third lumbar vertebra on computed tomography scans taken at the time nearest to the diagnosis of bone metastasis. Muscle area was evaluated for male and female cohorts separately using different cutoff points. Cox proportional hazards analysis was performed to evaluate the factors independently associated with overall survival. RESULTS:The overall survival of patients in the lowest quartile for psoas muscle area or paravertebral muscle area was significantly shorter than that of patients above the 25th percentile for muscle area (p < 0.001). Multivariate analyses showed that paravertebral muscle mass (hazard ratio, 1.73; 95% confidence interval, 1.17-2.56; p = 0.006), epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted therapy, and performance status were independent prognostic factors. CONCLUSIONS:Low paravertebral muscle mass was associated with shorter survival, independently of known prognostic factors.