Thyroid Disease 101: Five Big Myths. DR. Guttler’s Comments: 1.Symptoms without a documented elevation of TSH is Not thyroid disease. 2. Screening is needed for family related autoimmune disease or familial thyroid cancers. 3. Graves’...More info
Thyroid Surgery 101: 1869 Almost half 8/20 of the goiter patients having surgery died. Dr. Guttler’s comments: 1. Modern thyroid surgery in 2018 140 years after his article has improved dramatically. 2. Deaths are rare. However...More info
Thyroid Nodules and Cancer 101: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Instead of Surgery.Is It Safe? The Answer is Yes.
Thyroid Nodules and Cancer 101: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Instead of Surgery. Is It Safe? The Answer is Yes. Dr. Guttler’s comments on this article. Strong recommendation for thyroid RFA for benign thyroid nodules with symptoms or...More info
Thyroid Nodules 101: Ultrasound Findings That Result in Poor Response to Radiofrequency Ablation RFA
Thyroid Nodules 101: Ultrasound and Other Findings That Result in Poor Response to Radiofrequency Ablation RFA. Volume changes are not significant if < 13% or < 7% diameter. Ill-defined margins make sizing difficult. Extrinsic factors...More info
Cystic Thyroid/Parathyroid Nodules 101: The Patient Must Refuse Surgery for This Easily Treated Condition with Out Patient Ethanol Ablation.
Cystic Thyroid/Parathyroid Nodules 101: The Patient Must Refuse Surgery for This Easily Treated Condition with Outpatient Ethanol Ablation PEI. Series showing treatment of this thyroid cyst with ethanol. Massive symptomatic thyroid cyst before...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: Effects of Fukushima Continue to Grow. Dr. Guttler’s Comments: 160 children have thyroid cancer. Still not sure if it was caused by the disaster. Ongoing sweeps of the area seeking for cases begin again in April 2019...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: Molecular thyroid tests Can Save Unnecessary Surgeries. Dr. Guttler’s comments on this article: Bravo Mark and Hossein A great summary of the recent developments. Molecular testing for thyroid cancer can reduce...More info
DR. Guttler’s comments on this article. Ultrasound is still an operator dependent procedure. Biopsies will still be done of nodules that are shown by risk assessment not to need a biopsy. 1. US cancer risk stratification systems prove...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: Which is Better ThyroSeq v2 or Afirma? Comments by Dr.Guttler 1.ThyroSeq v2 had higher specificity than Afirma GEC and allowed more patients to avoid surgery. 2.Long-term surveillance is necessary to assess the false-negative...More info
Women are diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer three times more often than men as cases of thyroid cancer triple in the last 30 years.
Dr.Guttler Comments on this article. 1.Dr. Gary Clayman is the founder of the Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center in Tampa Florida, and has performed more than 400 thyroid cancer operations over the last 20 years. 2.Women are diagnosed with thyroid...More info
The Sad State of Alternative Treatment for Benign Thyroid Nodules in the USA. There is Plenty of Blame to Go Around.
The Sad State of Alternative Treatment for Benign Thyroid Nodules in the USA. There is Plenty of Blame to Go Around. Major companies (Covidien and Medtronic decided several years ago to ignore all the research coming out of Korea and refuse to...More info
Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Benign Thyroid Nodules in the USA 101: Not Ready for Prime Time: Mayo Clinic Experience
Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Benign Thyroid Nodules in the USA 101: Mayo Clinic Experience.Not Ready for Prime Time. Endocrine News from Mayo Clinic O.Hamadi et al Vol. 13(2) 2018 p.1-2 Dr. Guttler’s Comments: There are many things wrong...More info