Can Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Treat Local Recurrence in Neck Lymph Nodes?

Can Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Treat Local Recurrence in Neck Lymph Nodes?

Can Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Treat Local Recurrence in Neck Lymph Nodes?

Can Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Treat Local Papillary Cancer Recurrence in Neck Lymph Nodes?

According to an early study of 61 recurrent papillary thyroid tumors in 39 patients the answer is yes.

Lim HK et al Eur Radiol (2015) 25:163-170

95% volume reduction.

82 % 50/61 PTC recurrence disappeared.

Serum Thyroglobulin decreased significantly  p=0.001

Conclusion: RFA can control recurrent cancer neck lymph nodes without life threatening complications.

RFA may replace “berry picking” recurrent surgery.

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