Needle track tumor seeding after radiofrequency ablation of a thyroid tumor

Needle track tumor seeding after radiofrequency ablation of a thyroid tumor

Needle track tumor seeding after radiofrequency ablation of a thyroid tumor

Needle track tumor seeding after radiofrequency ablation of a thyroid tumor

Chang Un Lee et al

Japanese Journal of Radiology

Volume 32, Issue 11pp 661–663

  1. Rare cases of needle track seeding occur but some are avoidable. Using too large an electrode or doing RFA on a more aggressive tumor can result in seeding.
  2. A 19-year-old female underwent two radiofrequency ablation procedures for a thyroid tumor that was proven to be nodular hyperplasia versus a follicular neoplasm by fine-needle aspiration.
  3. Two years after the last follow-up, the thyroid mass had grown and a newly developed mass was detected in the platysma muscle.
  4. After surgery, the thyroid mass was revealed to be a solid papillary thyroid carcinoma, and the subplatysmal mass was tumor seeding.
  5. other references to seeding.

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    Kumar N, Gaba RC, Knuttinen MG, Omene BO, Martinez BK, Owens CA, et al. Tract seeding following radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: prevention, detection, and management. Semin Interv Radiol. 2011;28(2):187–92.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

 

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