Thyroid Nodules 2017 Treatment Options in addition to Surgery or Radioiodine. Thyroid Nodule Guidelines from American College of Endocrinology: Gharib et al Endocrine Practice May 12 2016 Thyroid hormone suppression has limited use for most...More info
Ethanol vs Radiofrequency Ablation of Cystic Thyroid Nodules? Baek et al in the Korean J Radiology Nov 20 2015 studied both to see which was the preferred therapy for cystic nodules. RFA was as good as ethanol but not better. It is easier and...More info
Recurrence after Microwave ablation( MWA ) of thyroid nodules WAng et al found 3 reasons for failed MWA procedure. Similar toradiofrequency ablation RFA they are 1.large initial volume of nodule. 2. Vascular nodules on Doppler. 3. Higher energy...More info
Thyroid cancer and Pregnancy 60% Thyroid cancer patients before pregnancy had an excellent response to therapy, 15% had structural incomplete response Some thing present of imaging , and 10% had biochemical incomplete Only thyroglobulin but no...More info
Microwave MA vs Radiofrequency RFA ablation for thyroid nodules. Yue et al study in Endocrine Dec 1 2-16 compared the two. 158 treated with MA and 102 treated with RFA. They found that results were similar in reduction in size, therapeutic...More info
Using Ethanol or Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Those <1.5 cm Classic papillary Cancer in Patients Who Don't Want to Just Use Active Surveillance or Surgery.
Using Ethanol or Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Those <1.5 cm Classic papillary Cancer in Patients Who Don’t Want to Just Use Active Surveillance or Surgery: The future use RFA and Ethanol ablation have been used in treatment of...More info
HIFU for Benign Solid Thyroid Nodules? Mixed Results Kovatcheva et al studied 20 patients size 5 ml =- 2.8 ml with high intensity focused ultrasound. The volume reduction varied from 47%+- 24%. The high Doppler blood flow nodules and hypoechoic...More info
Stay away from Low Volume Thyroid Surgeons When You need a total thyroidectomy or neck dissection. The 25 cases a year of total thyroidectomies has a clear brake point between surgeons giving you increased risk of complications compared to...More info
HIFU: Another Alternative to Thyroid surgery for Thyroid Nodules? What is HIFU? High Intensity Focused Ultrasound.It is dual focus of two sonar beams to a focal point to make heat. This heat is enough to destroy benign thyroid nodules. A recent...More info
Beware of Physicians Ordering a Routine or Screening Thyroid Ultrasound. If you came from an iodine deficient country, even if you have no clinical indication of thyroid disease studies show a high rate of goiter and nodules. Germany 17% of 635...More info
Parathyroid Cyst Masquerading as a Thyroid Nodule in 63 year old female failed prior drainage procedure. Large visible soft mass on physical examination. 4 cm 18 ml cyst on the thyroid gland. FNA clear watery fluid removed. Indeterminate...More info
Why Take a Chance With Your Local Low Volume Surgeon to Do Your Total Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Disease and Cancer?
Why Take a Chance With Your Local Low Volume Surgeon to Do Your Total Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Disease and Cancer? Surgical Experience and Effect on Outcomes When it Comes to Your Thyroid Surgery When less is not more Dr.Julia Soza of...More info