Chemodectomas are low prevalence tumors with complex clinical management. Many present as an incidental finding however, in other dogs, they produce pericardial effusion and/or compression, leading to the appearance of severe clinical signs. There are currently several approaches: surgery, radiotherapy, stent placement and chemotherapy. This is the first description of percutaneous echo-guided radiofrequency ablation of aortic body tumors. This minimally invasive treatment is based on high frequency alternating electrical currents from an electrode that produces ionic agitation and generates frictional heat, causing coagulation necrosis. Five dogs with an echocardiographic and cytological diagnosis of chemodectoma underwent percutaneous echo-guided radiofrequency ablation. At the time of presentation, all the dogs showed clinical signs, such as ascites and/or collapse. There were no complications either during the procedure or in the following 24 hours. Rapid clinical improvement associated with a reduction in size and change in sonographic appearance of the mass were achieved with no complications. Six months follow-up was carried out in all dogs. A second percutaneous echo-guided RFA was performed eight months after the first procedure in one dog. Based on our experience, radiofrequency ablation seems to be a feasible and safe technique, making it a potential alternative therapeutic approach in the clinical management of aortic body tumors leading to severe clinical compromise.

Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Chemodectomas in Five Dogs / Gómez Ochoa, Pablo; Alférez, María Dolores; de Blas, Ignacio; Fernendes, Telmo; Sánchez Salguero, Xavier; Balañá, Beatriz; Meléndez Lazo, Antonio; Barbero Fernandez, Alicia; Caivano, Domenico; Corda, Francesca; Corda, Andrea. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 11:10(2021), p. 2790. [10.3390/ani11102790]

Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Chemodectomas in Five Dogs

Barbero Fernandez, Alicia;Corda, Francesca;Corda, Andrea
2021

Abstract

Chemodectomas are low prevalence tumors with complex clinical management. Many present as an incidental finding however, in other dogs, they produce pericardial effusion and/or compression, leading to the appearance of severe clinical signs. There are currently several approaches: surgery, radiotherapy, stent placement and chemotherapy. This is the first description of percutaneous echo-guided radiofrequency ablation of aortic body tumors. This minimally invasive treatment is based on high frequency alternating electrical currents from an electrode that produces ionic agitation and generates frictional heat, causing coagulation necrosis. Five dogs with an echocardiographic and cytological diagnosis of chemodectoma underwent percutaneous echo-guided radiofrequency ablation. At the time of presentation, all the dogs showed clinical signs, such as ascites and/or collapse. There were no complications either during the procedure or in the following 24 hours. Rapid clinical improvement associated with a reduction in size and change in sonographic appearance of the mass were achieved with no complications. Six months follow-up was carried out in all dogs. A second percutaneous echo-guided RFA was performed eight months after the first procedure in one dog. Based on our experience, radiofrequency ablation seems to be a feasible and safe technique, making it a potential alternative therapeutic approach in the clinical management of aortic body tumors leading to severe clinical compromise.
Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Chemodectomas in Five Dogs / Gómez Ochoa, Pablo; Alférez, María Dolores; de Blas, Ignacio; Fernendes, Telmo; Sánchez Salguero, Xavier; Balañá, Beatriz; Meléndez Lazo, Antonio; Barbero Fernandez, Alicia; Caivano, Domenico; Corda, Francesca; Corda, Andrea. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 11:10(2021), p. 2790. [10.3390/ani11102790]
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