Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Failure of Massive Solid Thyroid Nodule

Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Failure of Massive Solid Thyroid Nodule

Radiofrequency Ablation RFA  Failure of Massive Solid Thyroid Nodule

Male patient with a desire to avoid surgery with his 200 ml benign nodule elected to try RFA. 2 months post RFA he returned with some improvement in the symptoms but appreaed to him no change in the appearance. View of the neck was unchanged.Repeat ultrasound confirmed no change. Finally after the failed response to the last alternative to surgery he has accepted the need for surgery.Most patients have good responses to symptom inprovement and reduction in size to be cosmeticaslly acceptable.

We evaluate you for alternative treatments  to surgery including ethanol ablation (PEI) and RFA at my center. Call Matthew for details 310-393-8860

Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU

www.thyroid.com

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