Thyroid RFA 101: Complications in Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Treatment

Thyroid RFA 101: Complications in Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Treatment

Thyroid RFA 101: Complications in Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Treatment

Thyroid RFA 101: Complications in Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Treatment

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Comments:Complication were more frequent with RFA of thyroid cancer than nodules. Permanent voice change was more common with cancer but still only 2.3% compared to 0.3% for nodules. Minor complications were similar in both groups. Also side effects like pain or vomiting were no different in both groups. Dealing with thyroid cancers in the thyroid bed or lateral lymph nodes is more difficult and therefore the increased in permanent vocal change seen.

Image of a Recurrent thyroid cancer in the thyroid bed

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