Thyroid RFA 101: Long Term Results of Treated Benign Thyroid Nodules Thyroid RFA 101: Long Term Results of Treated Benign Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid RFA 101: Long Term Results of Treated Benign Thyroid Nodules Thyroid RFA 101: Long Term Results of Treated Benign Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid RFA 101: Long Term Results of Treated Benign Thyroid Nodules                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thyroid RFA 101: Long Term Results of Treated Benign Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid RFA 101: Long Term Results of Treated Benign Thyroid Nodules

Kim HK et al Eur Radiol 2013 23:1044-1049

Four Year Follow up on 111 patients after RFA for benign euthyroid thyroid nodules.

 

  1. volume symptoms and cosmetic scores all decreased to <10 %
  2. nodules2

4 year Volume reduction was 94%.

Initial solidity and volume influenced the efficacy of RFA.

Larger nodules required more treatment sessions to achieve appropriate volume reduction.

Complete treatment of the periphery of the nodule is important in preventing marginal regrowth.

Comment: The Korean experience in RFA is outstanding.

They lead the way for the rest of Asia and Europe. Their methods will be used in the US as we get FDA approval for RFA for thyroid disease.

 

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