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

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