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 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