Thyroid Ablation Therapy with Radiofrequency Frequency RFA for Autonomous “HOt”Thyroid Nodules. Alternative to Surgery or Radiation? Yes

Thyroid Ablation Therapy with Radiofrequency Frequency RFA for Autonomous “HOt”Thyroid Nodules. Alternative to Surgery or Radiation? Yes

Thyroid Ablation Therapy with Radiofrequency Frequency RFA for Autonomous “HOt”Thyroid Nodules. Alternative to Surgery or Radiation? Yes

Thyroid Ablation Therapy with Radiofrequency Frequency RFA for Autonomous “HOt”Thyroid Nodules. Alternative to Surgery or Radiation? Yes

Sung JY et al Thyroid 2015(1) Jan 25 112-7.

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  1. 44 patients from 5 centers who refused surgery.
  2. 23 toxic nodule,21 AFTN
  3. #18 “thyroid probe” was used.
  4. 19 ml reduced to 4 ml by 20 months.
  5. Hormone studies were reduced toward normal.
  6. 35/44 thyroid scans were converted from hot to normal or cold.
  7. Uptakes decreased in the other nine bur were still hot.
  8. Symptom and cosmetic scores improved.
  9. No major complications were seen in all institutions.
  10. Conclusion: RFA is safe effective method to treat toxic or autonomous nodules. Should be considered an alternative to surgery or radioiodine therapy.
  11. DR.Roberto Valcavi treating my patient with autonomous functioning thyroid nodule in his center in Italy.
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