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Case Report

Laser thermal ablation to treat a recurrent soft-tissue sarcoma of the leg: a case report

5 Mar 2019
Chiara De Angelis, Paolo Della Vigna, Gianluca Maria Varano, Giovanni Mauri

We present the case of a 52-year-old male patient with recurrence of a soft-tissue sarcoma of the left leg treated with percutaneous laser ablation. The patient received the diagnosis of sarcoma for the first time in 2011; further local recurrences and a pulmonary metastatic spread occurred during follow-up, so the patient has been treated several times with chemotherapy, limb-sparing surgery and radiotherapy. In September 2017, a new local recurrence of sarcoma occurred, for which limb amputation was proposed but refused by the patient. Laser ablation with ultrasound guidance was performed, with complete ablation at 6 months and limb salvage.