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...

ba0005p3 | Arthritis and other joint diseases: translational and clinical | ECTS2016

The influence of secondary hyperparathyroidism -at the time of index operation- on the later development of (septic or aseptic) loosening of implants in female patients with knee osteoarthritis who undergo total knee arthroplasty

Papavasiliou Kyriakos , Michael Theodore , Tsitouras Dimosthenis , Karanassos Marinos , Adam Stergios , Kirkos John

Objectives: Prospective case-controlled study assessing whether the incidence of loosening of implants in patients undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is higher among those with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SP) at the time of index operation.Material and methods: Caucasian female patients with knee osteoarthritis who underwent TKA between November 2004 and March 2007 were enrolled. Exclusion criteria: endocrinopathies, rheumatoid or secondary arth...