🏥Patient with renal cancer being treated with an outpatient non-surgical ablation procedure. There are three types of needles involved in the treatment above.
1️⃣ Ablation probes to destroy cancer cells
2️⃣ Biopsy needle to obtain a sample
3️⃣ Hydrodissection needle to infuse fluid to displace and prevent ablation of adjacent organs
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 #𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧? Ablation is a method of destroying tumor cells using heat, cold or other energy source.
For small lesions, such as kidney tumors and thyroid nodules, this is a proven therapy that avoids major surgery such as removal of the entire organ.
#Cryoablation shown above is where specialized needles freeze ❄️ tumor tissue causing cell death. 30 minutes later the patient is cancer free with preservation of the remaining healthy kidney.
No general anesthesia risks 👍🏽
No stitches 👍🏻
No major scar 👍🏼
1 day recovery 👍🏿
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 #𝐡𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧? A needle is placed next to the tumor and warm or cold fluid is administered around the tumor. This prevents the ablation zone from extending into the nearby structures, such as the abdominal wall or colon.
There are other methods to displacing adjacent organs. You can also apply air, balloons, patient positioning and manual traction for example.
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧? Thyroid, lung, liver, kidney, bone, and other soft tissue lesions.
𝐀𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 in appropriate candidates.
Make sure to seek out a Vascular & Interventional Radiologist who is experienced in ablation techniques.
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