Ice ball fractures during percutaneous renal cryoablation: Risk factors and potential implications

Grant D. Schmit, Thomas D. Atwell, Matthew R. Callstrom, A. Nicholas Kurup, Chad J. Fleming, James C. Andrews, J. William Charboneau

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Abstract

The authors present two cases of ice ball fractures with associated hemorrhage during percutaneous renal cryoablation procedures. Although this is a rare occurrence, it is important to be able to identify ice ball fractures on monitoring noncontrast computed tomography (CT) scans during cryoablation, because they can result in significant bleeding, and recognition allows prompt intervention. Risk factors for ice ball fractures and potential implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1309-1312
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 12 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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