Ablation is a treatment to destroy cancerous cells or tumors. Bone tumor ablation is a minimally invasive surgical technique that employs heat or cold energy to treat bone tumors without traditional surgery. The technique uses image guidance such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computed tomography (CT) scan to pass a needle or probe through the skin into the bone tumor to destroy the tumor cells instead of surgically removing the tumor.
A sarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor or mass of abnormal tissue originating from either the soft tissues or the bones. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancerous and do not spread to other parts of the body whereas. sarcomas are malignant tumors which are cancerous and can spread to other parts of the body.
Malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, also known as sarcomas, are cancerous growths which start developing in the bones or soft tissues such as tendons, muscles, fat, nerves, and blood vessels. There are different types of sarcomas and treatments vary depending on the location, severity, and type of the tumors.