Image-guided percutaneous lipiodol-pingyangmycin suspension injection therapy for sacral chordoma.

TitleImage-guided percutaneous lipiodol-pingyangmycin suspension injection therapy for sacral chordoma.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHuang D, Chen Y, Zeng Q, Wu R, Li Y
JournalKorean journal of radiology : official journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Volume14
Issue5
Pagination823-8
Date Published2013 Sep-Oct
Abstract

A 74-year-old man presented with a progressively worsening pain in sacrum and was diagnosed to have a sacral chordoma by biopsy in May, 2004. Percutaneous intratumoral injection with lipiodol-pingyangmycin suspension (LPS) was carried out under image guidance and repeated when the pain in sacrum recurred and the tumor increased. During a 6-year follow-up period, three sessions of this treatment were executed. CT imaging and Karnofsky Performance Score were used to evaluate the size of tumor and quality of life, respectively. The patient was free of pain after each procedure and had a high quality of life with a Karnofsky Performance Score above 80 points. The tumor lesion in sacral area was effectively controlled. No complications were observed. Percutaneous intratumoral injection with LPS under image guidance may be an effective and safe alternative for the patients with sacral chordoma.

DOI10.1039/c3cc45611k
Alternate JournalKorean J Radiol