Is Thyroid RFA Safe and is it Effective for Benign Thyroid Nodules as Alternative to Surgery? The Answer is Yes.
Comments by Dr.Guttler
Korean J Radiol. 2018 Jan-Feb;19(1):167-174.
Jung Suk Sim, MD, PhD, et al
Efficacy and Safety of Radiofrequency Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules: A Prospective Multicenter Study.
1.Indications for Thyroid RFA is a benign nodular goiter with either symptoms of local obstruction, or cosmetic problems.
2.Italy and Korea presently lead the way in this form of non-surgical therapy. USA still does not have FDA approval for use.
3.Thyroid RFA reduces volumes and decreases symptoms and removes a cosmetic indication.
Comments: Present state is Thyroid RF is not FDA approved in the USA, and patients need to travel to Italy or Korea. This is arranged by referral after my evaluation. The patient will only have to stay 2 days just for the treatment.
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