Thyroid Radiofrequency RFA 101: RFA for Palliation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer.

Thyroid Radiofrequency RFA 101: RFA for Palliation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer.

Thyroid Radiofrequency RFA 101: RFA for Palliation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer.

Thyroid Radiofrequency RFA 101: RFA for Palliation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer.

The patient had total Thyroidectomy, and two surgeries for recurrences before the use of RFA/EBT.

Professor Baek’s case using RFA  in combination with External beam EBT to control a large recurrence in the thyroid bed.

Mass seen on 3D image before RFA/EBT and again before the second RFA.

recurrent-cancer

The mass was smaller and stable with preserved airway without another surgery at 4 years.

Comments:

Thyroidologists in the USA are about to get RFA approved by the FDA for thyroid disease. RFA has many uses on the thyroid field. Thyroid cancer is an exciting new way to RFA in addition to benign thyroid nodules.

Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU

Call Matt for details when my next  Master’s class will include RFA on models and cow livers. 1-310-393-8860. However no live RFA on patients until it is FDA approved.

Be on the cutting edge of interventional thyroidology and learn RFA from my center and with workshops in the future given by Professor Baek and Star Med. Also AACE will be exploring how they can be be active in support of RFA in the USA.

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