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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1714-1717

Percutaneous microwave ablation with osteoplasty and interventional internal fixation for impending pathologic fracture of the proximal humerus


Department of Oncology, Tengzhou Central People's Hospital Affiliated with Xuzhou Medical University, Tengzhou, Shandong Province, China

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Kaixian Zhang
Department of Oncology, Tengzhou Central People's Hospital Affiliated with Xuzhou Medical University, Tengzhou 277500, Shandong Province
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_1315_20

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Humerus is the long bone second-most commonly affected by metastases. An impending pathologic humeral fracture requires rigid surgical stabilization to prevent it from fully fracturing. In the present study, we report a case of a 71-year-old male patient with a visual analog score of 10 (indicating extreme pain) and an impending pathologic fracture that allowed for combined treatment with percutaneous microwave ablation and simultaneous injection of bone cement during Kirschner wire insertion. The procedure was performed successfully with no complications. The patient reported pain relief and improved quality of life and functional status 1 day, 7 days, 1 month, and 2 months after his procedure.


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