Metastatic Spinal Lesions: Treatment

Dr. Brian Schiro, Interventional Radiologist with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains metastasis occurs with different frequencies depending on what type of cancer the patient has. “Most patients when they have staged four cancers they have metastasis that have spread to other parts of the body. The bone is one of those spots where this metastasis can form.”

He also says ablation is a treatment to deal with the pain. “We are able to put a needle into the vertebral body, and this is a particular need that has radio frequency signals on it. What happens is that radio frequency signal heats up in that location at the tip of the needle and it basically kills any of the bone tumors that are in there.”

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