Thyroid No Surgery 101: Ethanol Ablation PEI all but Ignored by Endocrinologists and Surgeons? Why is a First Line Treatment for Benign Thyroid Cystic Nodules Underutilized in the USA? Why is this inhibiting the expanded use for recurrent nodal...More info
Thyroid Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency RFA 101: The basics 1. Radiofrequency ablation is performed using a generator and internally cooled 7-cm electrodes with an 18-gauge active tip measuring 0.5, 0.7, or 1 cm.  ...More info
Thyroid Tumor Ablation with Ethanol (PEI) 101: The Basics The basic methods for doing PEI for benign thyroid cysts,mixed cyst/solid and solid nodules with references. Comments by DR.G. 1.PEI Ethanol ablation uses a high concentration (95–99%) of...More info
Thyroid Ethanol Ablation PEI for Solid and Cystic Nodules: Yes Solid Nodules Can Be treated with Ethanol
Thyroid Ethanol Ablation PEI for Solid and Cystic Nodules.Yes Solid Nodules Can Be treated with Ethanol. Retention of the ethanol in the nodule and decreased vascularity are keys to being a candidate. Good response to ethanol therapy.  ...More info
Thyroid No surgery 101: Ethanol Ablation Works for Some Solid Nodules:Not Just thyroid cysts and is Cheaper Than Thyroid RFA and can be done in the USA : Which Ones?
Thyroid No surgery 101: Thyroid Ethanol Ablation PEI Works for Some Solid Nodules Not Just thyroid cysts and is Cheaper Than Thyroid RFA and can be done in the USA : Which Ones? Comments about this topic by DR.G. Ethanol ablation is not just for...More info
Thyroid Cancer in Children 101: Endocrine Neck Ultrasound Best for recurrent disease in the neck lymph nodes. 1. Children with PTC who have residual/recurrent disease are most likely to have cervical lymph node disease...More info
Thyroid Nodules in Kids 101: How Common? 1.Thyroid nodules are less common among children but are more likely to be malignant. (22% vs 5%). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4854274 2. Estimates from ultrasound (US) and postmortem...More info
Thyroid Nodules and Cancer in Children 101 Comments by Dr.G. on the incidence in children. 1. New cases of thyroid cancer in people age <20 represent 1.8% of all thyroid malignancies diagnosed in the United...More info
Thyroid No surgery 101: Diagnostic Endocrine Neck Ultrasound in Small Thyroid Nodules World J Surg. 2017 May 24. Peng Y et al Comments: We use taller than wide calcifications and blood flow as criteria for suspicious nodules but...More info
Thyroid No Surgery 101: How to Avoid Unnecessary Testing, Biopsies and Surgery Refuse a thyroid ultrasound if requested by your physician if he or she can not give you an indication that it is really needed. Indications are a palpable nodule...More info
Editorial to Endocrinologists: Don’t Let Radiologists Take Control of Thyroid Tumor Ablation of Nodules and Cancer.
Editorial to Endocrinologists: Don’t Let Radiologists Take Control of Thyroid Tumor Ablation of Nodules and Cancer. Since 1970’s I have seen endocrinologists slowly lose control of areas of medicine that could have resulted in a...More info
Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation of Thyroid Nodules: A 2017 Preview Comments Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU Clinical Professor of Medicine Keck/USC school of Medicine Director, Santa Monica Thyroid Center, Santa Monica Ca 90404 Member, American...More info