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Treatment of secondary bone cancer in the spine. Coloured axial computed tomography (CT) scan through a vertebra in the thoracic spine of a 59-year-old man with a secondary bone cancer. The scan has passed through the T10 vertebra (lower centre), and shows the insertion of a trocar (vertical line) being used to obtain a biopsy and to treat the cancer. This cancer has spread to the vertebral body from a primary prostate cancer. The trocar is also being used to place a probe that will be used to treat the cancer by radiofrequency thermoablation.
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