Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0004p41 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Percutaneously performed image-guided radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of a unifocal eosinophilic granuloma of the femur in a 16-year-old boy

Papavasiliou Kyriakos , Bintoudi Antonia , Karanassos Marinos , Vlaxodimos Apostolos , Pellios Stavros , Tsitouridis Ioannis , Kirkos John

Background: Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) typically affects children in the first two decades of life, mainly involving vertebrae and long bones. This study presents the first –to the best of our knowledge - case of a unifocal EG of the femur, successfully treated with percutaneous image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA), which was monitored pre- and post-ablation with MRI-scans to validate the efficacy of this method.Presenting problem: A 16-year-...

ba0004p44 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Closed image-guided vs open biopsies in children with bone lesions: a retrospective review of 112 biopsies performed on 104 patients

Papavasiliou Kyriakos , Bintoudi Antonia , Fontalis Andreas , Karanassos Marinos , Pellios Stavros , Tsitouridis Ioannis , Kirkos John

Introduction: Biopsy is a milestone in the diagnosis and treatment of skeletal lesions. Closed core-needle biopsy under computed tomography (CT) guidance is the gold standard. Open biopsy on the other hand may lead to more secure diagnosis.Objectives: Aim of this retrospective case-series study was the review of all biopsies (closed and open) performed at our department during the last eleven years in children suffering from bone tumours and the evaluati...