Thyroglossal Duct Cyst No Surgery 101: Ethanol Ablation a Safe Alternative.

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst No Surgery 101: Ethanol Ablation a Safe Alternative.

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst No Surgery 101: Ethanol Ablation a Safe Alternative.

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst No Surgery 101: Ethanol Ablation a Safe Alternative

  1. Surgery has been the standard treatment for TGD cysts forever.
  2. Surgery can cure but can result in failure if the hyoid bone is not transected.Also  a scar and surgical complications are possible.
  3. A research paper by Kim et al looked at ethanol for TGD cysts.

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  1.  10 patients with TGD Cysts were studied .
  2. Volumes 0.7 to 30 ml reductions were 44%- 100% mean 81%
  3. 1-3 session were used.
  4. Improved symptom and cosmetic scores without complications.
  5. case example.
  6. 41 Y/O female with TGD cyst A and B are the TGD Cyst before therapy.
  7. The size was 7.5 ml
  8. Post PEI there was 86% shrinkage to 1.o8 ml. C and D)img_1281
  9. Second example of PEI for TGD cysts

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Post PEI reduction of the TGD cyst and relief of neck symptoms.

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Comments:

If you have a TGD cyst and your physicians want you to have surgery, consider safe ethanol ablation as an alternative.

Details at 13103938860 or thyroid.manager@protonmail.com

Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU

Interventional Thyroidologist

2 Comments
  • Patria Torres June 29, 2019 9:46 am

    Hi Dr. Gutter,
    I was diagnosed with Thyroglossal duct cyst and been seen by otolaryngologist.
    He suggested Sistrunk Procedure but Iam so scared of surgery. I want to know if Iam a good candidate for ethanol ablation. How often this procedure need to be done and how much it cost ? Please help . I cannot sleep at night now because i’m So worried of surgery. Also, I want to know where your office is located. Thank you.

    • Dr Guttler July 3, 2019 9:09 am

      Hi Patria,
      Yes we have alternative non-surgical treatments.
      Ethanol ablation is safe and is effective way to treat your TG duct cyst.
      The treatment is usually one and sometimes two treatment sessions.
      Call my office for an evaluation.
      Dr.G.

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