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The use of radiosynovectomy in the rheumatologic practice

Katarzyna Jodłowska-Cicio, Dorota Telesińska-Jasiówka, Aneta Bielińska, Mariusz Korkosz
Forum Reumatologiczne 2017;3(1):18-23.

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Vol 3, No 1 (2017)
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Published online: 2017-04-19

Abstract

Radiosynovectomy is a noninvasive method of local treatment of the joint synovitis using radioisotope. The radiation emitted by the radioisotope placed in the joint, causes fibrosis of the inflamed synovium and then its restoration and the return of its physi­ological properties. This method is widely used in rheumatology, bringing benefits to patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, haemophilic arthropathy, pigmented villonodular synovitis and other diseases. The relatively uncomplicated tech­nique of injection of the radioisotope into the joint, the rare occurrence of side effects and a good response to the treatment make this method an alternative to surgical and chemical synovectomy as well as an useful addition to the pharmacologic treatment.

Abstract

Radiosynovectomy is a noninvasive method of local treatment of the joint synovitis using radioisotope. The radiation emitted by the radioisotope placed in the joint, causes fibrosis of the inflamed synovium and then its restoration and the return of its physi­ological properties. This method is widely used in rheumatology, bringing benefits to patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, haemophilic arthropathy, pigmented villonodular synovitis and other diseases. The relatively uncomplicated tech­nique of injection of the radioisotope into the joint, the rare occurrence of side effects and a good response to the treatment make this method an alternative to surgical and chemical synovectomy as well as an useful addition to the pharmacologic treatment.

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Keywords

radiosynovectomy; rheumatoid arthritis; Yttrium-90; Rhenium-186; Erbium-169

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Title

The use of radiosynovectomy in the rheumatologic practice

Journal

Forum Reumatologiczne

Issue

Vol 3, No 1 (2017)

Pages

18-23

Published online

2017-04-19

Bibliographic record

Forum Reumatologiczne 2017;3(1):18-23.

Keywords

radiosynovectomy
rheumatoid arthritis
Yttrium-90
Rhenium-186
Erbium-169

Authors

Katarzyna Jodłowska-Cicio
Dorota Telesińska-Jasiówka
Aneta Bielińska
Mariusz Korkosz

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