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Washington, District of Columbia 20012


This study looks to examine the feasibility and efficacy of using MR-HIFU to ablate Osteoid Osteoma lesions in children and young adults.

Study summary:

Osteoid Osteoma (OO) is a benign, but painful, bone tumor commonly occurring in children and young adults. Common treatment options are surgical excision or, more recently, CT-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA is less invasive, but it still requires drilling from the skin through muscle and soft tissue into bone. It also exposes the patient and operator to ionizing radiation. Magnetic Resonance guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU) provides precise and controlled delivery of focused ultrasound energy inside a lesion using an external applicator, without the need for a scalpel or needle. MR-HIFU has been successfully used to treat painful bone metastases in adult clinical trials and one recent report suggests that it can also be used to treat OO. MR-HIFU ablation of OO may provide a better alternative to surgical resection or RFA as it is completely non-invasive and does not require ionizing radiation. These two qualities of MR-HIFU are especially beneficial in growing children and young adults. Furthermore, MR-HIFU OO ablation is quick, with expected total procedure time of less than two hours. Such short treatments offer additional safety benefits from reduced anesthesia / sedation requirement compared to surgery and RFA


Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis: - All patients with a clinical suspicion of OO based on presence of typical symptoms of localized nocturnal pain that is relieved by NSAIDs and unrelated to trauma or activity. - Typical imaging findings on CT and/or MRI. Plain radiographs and bone scans may be obtained by referring physicians and are helpful for confirming the clinical diagnosis but cannot be substituted for a CT or MRI. - Non-contrast enhanced or contrast enhanced CT studies are acceptable. - Contrast enhanced MRI studies should be performed. - Tissue biopsy is not required - Tumor location: - Target lesions can be located in any peripheral bone with acoustic accessibility. - Target lesions may be intracortical or juxtacortical in location. - Target lesions must be reachable within the normal safety margins of HIFU as specified in the instructions for use. - Prior therapy: ●Patients with prior unsuccessful surgical resection or RFA are eligible for enrollment. - Laboratory : - Hemoglobin > 9 g/dL - Platelet count ≥75,000/µL (may receive transfusions) - Normal PT, PTT and INR < 1.5 x ULN (including patients on prophylactic anticoagulation) - Renal function: Age-adjusted normal serum creatinine (table in protocol) OR a creatinine clearance ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for safe contrast administration - Adequate pulmonary function: Defined as no dyspnea at rest, and a pulse oximetry >94% on room air if there is clinical indication for determination. Exclusion Criteria: - Clinically significant unrelated systemic illness, such as serious infections, hepatic, renal or other organ dysfunction, which in the judgment of the Principal or Associate Investigator would compromise the patient's ability to tolerate the general anesthetic required for the procedure. - Implant or prosthesis or scar tissue within the path of the HIFU beam. - Target <1 cm from nerve plexus, spinal canal, bladder, bowel - Target <1 cm of the growth plate (physis) - Lesion in the skull or vertebral body - Inability to undergo MRI and/or contraindication for MRI - Inability to tolerate stationary position during HIFU - Patients currently receiving any investigational agents.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Karun Sharma, MD, PhD
Children's Research Institute

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Location Contact:

Washington, District of Columbia 20012
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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