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Image guided procedures to stabilize the pelvic girdle in cancer patients

Published:January 15, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvir.2022.100801
      With the advancement of oncologic treatments, advanced cancer patients with bone involvement survive longer. Cancer involving weight-bearing bones of pelvic girdle results in mechanical pain that interferes with ambulation, deteriorates quality of life, and causes serious complications that may accelerate their demise. Among common treatments for bone metastases, radiation therapy does not reinforce bone and surgical fixation is often complex with high risks of complications and may not be possible due to comorbidities in this patient population. Image guided percutaneous stabilization techniques have been proven as viable options in this setting.

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