Dr. LeBlang explains what complications are associated with MR Guided Focused Ultrasounds.
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EmpowHer What complications are associated with magnetic resonance (MR) guided focused ultrasound? Dr. Suzanne D. LeBlang, M.D. Neuroradiologist There is a chance of complications during the MR guided focus to ultrasound procedure. Any time anything is done to your body there’s a chance of complications. Some of the complications that have been reported are mild temporary sciatica where patients have pain going down the backs of one of their legs for a short time. Other possibilities include minor skin burns. If the patients have had prior surgery to the pelvic region there’s a chance that this scar could heat up during the procedure and cause minor blistering. It’s important the person performing the procedure not place the patient’s scar in the beam path to avoid this complication. There have been two reported cases of major abdominal skin burns with this procedure. One of them was reported in a patient that had a previous liposuction and this is believed to occur because the scar tissue is underneath the skin throughout the abdominal wall where the liposuction was performed. The other case was performed in Europe for unknown reasons.