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 No Unneeded Surgery 101; Low Risk= No or Less Surgery DR.G comments on this review article on low risk papillary thyroid cancers Juan P Brito et al BMJ 2014; 348 https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3045 1.Patients with these small...More info
Thyroid Cancer No surgery 101: Thyroid Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Recurrent Thyroid Cancers
Thyroid Cancer No surgery 101: Thyroid Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Recurrent Thyroid Cancers Dr.G. comments on this article in Korean Biomedical Reviews Thyroid tumor Radiofrequency ablation RFA, removes benign “nodules” from the...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
Micropapillary Thyroid Cancer: What Should the Patient Do with This Diagnosis? Comments by Dr.Guttler. Dr.Guttler presentation on ethanol Ablation at national endocrine meeting. You have three choices...More info
Thyroid Ethanol Ablation of Thyroid Cysts: What is the Recurrence Rate and what is the results of retreatment with a second PEI or RFA session?
Thyroid Ethanol Ablation PEI of Thyroid Cysts: What is the Recurrence Rate and what is the results of retreatment with a second PEI or RFA session? Key points about PEI recurrence and the causes are listed here. Ethanol ablation PEI showed...More info
Final Words on Thyroid RFA by Dr.Guttler Main weaknesses is in using RFA on the thyroid gland include the lack of definitive histology, possibility of incomplete nodule ablation, and surveillance problems for the residual thyroid mass after RFA...More info
Clinical Value of Thyroid RFA RFA therapy has mainly been aimed at decreasing pressure symptoms, improving the cosmetic results as well as resolving thyrotoxic status in hot nodules. The thyroid RFA decreased the volume of the nodules. J. Y...More info
Thyroid RFA procedure The patient should be positioned in supine with neck slightly extended. Local anesthetic with lignocaine is then injected underneath the skin near the cervical-surrounding soft tissue and thyroid capsule. S. Spiezia, R...More info
How do we decide which patient is a candidate for thyroid RFA? In 2012, the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology made a consensus statement regarding the treatment of thyroid nodules with RFA. D. G. Na, J. H. Lee, S. L...More info
How Does Thyroid RFA work? Thyroid RFA works similar to liver RFA and refers to heat ablation by high frequency alternating electric current oscillating between 200 and 1200 kHz. H. Rhim, S. N. Goldberg, G. D. Dodd III et al., “Essential...More info