Transarterial embolization TAE of sacral giant cell Tumor GCT using spherical parmanent embolic material superabsorbant polymer microsphere SAP-MSReport as inadecuate




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Abstract

PurposeWe retrospectively evaluated our experience of transcatheter arterial embolization TAE of the sacral GCT with use of a spherical permanent embolic agent, superabsorbant polymer microsphere SAP-MS as an alternative treatment modality.

Materials and methodsFrom 1997 to 2011, four patients with sacral GCT were treated with TAE. In all cases, SAP-MS was used as an embolic material. The effects of TAE were evaluated for improvement of patients’ symptoms, radiographic change such as vascularity of tumor, size of tumor and occurrence of reossification.

ResultsOf the four patients, three responded favorably to TAE with improvement in pain and neurologic symptoms with long-term follow up. Diminished vascularity, stabilization of tumor size and reossification were shown radiographically. One patient died because of tumor growth 26 months after the initial TAE.

ConclusionIn sacral GCT, TAE using SAP-MS might be useful for symptom improvement, reossification of the lesion and stabilization of tumor size.

KeywordsGiant cell tumor Sacrum Embolization Microspheres Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-2193-1801-2-666 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Katsuyuki Nakanishi - Keigo Osuga - Shinichi Hori - Kenichiro Hamada - Nobuyuki Hashimoto - Nobuhito Araki - Hideki Yoshika

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