Thyroid Nodule RFA 101: Chinese Study Found No Major and Few Complications in 108 patients and All 12 recovered.

Thyroid Nodule RFA 101: Chinese Study Found No Major and Few Complications in 108 patients and All 12 recovered.

Thyroid Nodule RFA 101: Chinese Study Found No Major and Few Complications in 108 patients and All 12 recovered.

Thyroid Nodule RFA 101: Chinese Study Found No Major and Few Complications in 108 patients and All 12 recovered.

Thyroid Nodule RFA 101: Chinese Give Thumbs Up to First Line Use of RFA for Benign Thyroid Nodules

J Cancer. 2017; 8(5): 754–760.
  From November 2014 to July 2015, one-hundred-and-eight patients received ultrasound-guided percutaneous RFA for treating thyroid nodules in Department of Interventional Oncology, Ren Ji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. safe_image

Renji Hospital

Complications

There were no bleeding, infection, nor skin injury occurred after ablation. A total of 12 (11.11%) minor complications were observed during follow-up, including mild sore throat in eleven cases (10.19%), and temporary vocal cord paralysis in one case (0.92%). All of the 12 patients fully recovered naturally within three months.

The eleven cases, which suffered mild sore throat, were relived within three days.

One case had temporary vocal cord paralysis displaying as hoarseness and coughing during drinking postoperatively. Coughing during drinking symptom disappeared two weeks after ablation while hoarseness disappeared two months after ablation.

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