Less Parathyroid Surgery in 2020: Parathyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Primary Parathyroid Adenoma: Report of 10 cases
- 10 cases with no serious complications ( one transient hypocalcemia).
- Use of a very tin #19 gauge electrode and small hot tip in a Korean RF system.
- Key component is the use of Dextrose infusion to separate the PTA from the recurrent nerve before the ablation begins. This is called microdissection.
- PTH and serum calcium returned to normal at 1-6 months.
- Dr Ha staed “RFA might represent an effective and a safe alternative for managing parathyroid adenomas, especially in patients ineligible for surgery”.
- I suggest that well evaluated patients with a PTA can be considered for RFA as a first choice over surgery.
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- I will be able to tell if the location of the PTA is ideal for RF and if not surgery is still the best treatment for them.
- Dr.G. in a picture with Dr HA on my right and Dr. Baek on my left at a national meeting of the Thyroid Ablation Society.