Alternative Cushing’s syndrome treatment

Grzegorz Rosiak, M.D., an interventional radiologist from Warsaw Medical University, sends us a recently published article, “Percutaneous Adrenal Gland Thermal Ablation,” an alternative Cushing syndrome treatment. You can read more about thermal ablation of the adrenal gland here. Thermal ablation is a type of procedure that uses heat, cold, microwave, and electrical currents to vaporize (ablate) cancer cells and tumors. When a patient isn’t suited for tumor removal, thermal ablation is generally considered a preferred treatment method. In patients with severe Cushing syndrome in whom surgery was contraindicated, ablation proved to be an efficient way to significantly reduce their symptoms.

The study’s objectives were to evaluate adrenal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as a treatment method in patients with severe adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent Cushing syndrome, among whom bilateral adrenalectomy is not a suitable option.

Click here for more details and a copy of this study published by Scientific Scholar on behalf of Journal of Clinical Imaging Science – © 2020

 

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