HIFU for Thyroid Nodules 101: Besides Being Totally Non-Invasive HIFU Rarely Causes The Patient to Need Lifetime Thyroid Hormone for Hypothyroidism.

HIFU for Thyroid Nodules 101: Besides Being Totally Non-Invasive HIFU Rarely Causes The Patient to Need Lifetime Thyroid Hormone for Hypothyroidism.

HIFU for Thyroid Nodules 101: Besides Being Totally Non-Invasive HIFU Rarely Causes The Patient to Need Lifetime Thyroid Hormone for Hypothyroidism.

HIFU for Thyroid Nodules 101: Besides Being Totally Non-Invasive HIFU Rarely Causes The Patient to Need Lifetime Thyroid Hormone for Hypothyroidism.

 

 This recent study found Hypothyroidism following single HIFU ablation occurred rarely 1/83 (1.4%). 0/83 developed hyperthyroidism.The main problems with HIFU is the need for no movement during the treatment session. This is difficult as the sessions are longer than with radiofrequency ablation RFA .Also it is not able to treat larger nodules in one visit.

High-intensity focused ablation (HIFU) of single benign thyroid nodule rarely alters underlying thyroid function.

Lang BHH et al 

Int J Hyperthermia. 2017 Apr 24:1-7.
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