Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Interventional approaches to musculoskeletal tumours have significantly changed over the last several years, and new treatments continue to be developed. All ablative modalities are currently applied to the treatment of bone tumours, including radiofrequency, cryo-, microwave, and laser ablation devices. Indications for ablation of bone and soft-tissue tumours have expanded beyond palliation of painful bone metastases and eradication of osteoid osteomas to the local control of oligometastatic disease from a number of primary tumours and ablation of desmoid tumours. With these developments, ablation has become the primary treatment for osteoid osteomas and, at some institutions, desmoid tumours.