RFA for Osteoid Osteoma


Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad, Iran



Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has emerged as a promising minimally invasive technique for the treatment of osteoid osteomas (OOs). OOs are benign bone tumors that predominantly affect young individuals and can cause severe pain and functional impairment. Traditionally, treatment options for OOs have included open surgical excision or prolonged medical management with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, RFA has demonstrated excellent efficacy and safety in the treatment of OOs, with high success rates and low complication rates. This presentation reviews the current literature on RFA for the treatment of OOs, including the indications, technique, and outcomes of this approach. We also present a case series of some patients who underwent RFA for symptomatic OOs, with successful pain relief and no significant complications. RFA is a safe and effective treatment option for symptomatic OOs, and radiologists should be aware of this minimally invasive technique when managing patients with this condition