Surgery vs Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Thyroid Nodules

Surgery vs Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Thyroid Nodules

Surgery vs Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Thyroid Nodules

Surgery vs Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Thyroid Nodules:  Che et al AJNR 2015 JUL 36( 7)

  1. 200 with nodules had surgery
  2. 200 were treated with RFA
  3. RFA nodule decreased from 5 ml to 0.4 ml.
  4. Complications 6 times higher for surgery group
  5. Hypothyroidism in 140/200 after surgery and 0/200 in RFA group.
  6. Hospital stay was 6 days for surgery, and outpatient  for RFA.
  7. Costs for RFA is less expensive.
  8. Conclusions: RFA should be considered as the first line treatment for benign solid nodules.
  9. thyroid-surgery-complications
  10. Surgery is not the first line treatment anymore.
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