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Alcohol ablation of vertebral body tumor

Case -1 : Middle aged man came with upper back ache . CT scan showed  vascular tumour involving 2nd thoracic vertebra destroying it partially. It was not easily amenable for surgery.Hence it was treated successfully without  operation.
Angiogram showing extremely vascular tumor involving T2 vertebral  body

CT scan shows giant cell tumour involving second thoracic vertebra destroying it partailly.

It was decided to treat the tumour by injecting absolute alcohol into it.

Needle is seen in situ through which absolute alcohol was injected for  ablation of tumor
After 6 months of alcohol ablation, vertebra shows new bone formation indicating cure.


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