Non-functioning Parathyroid Cysts: Diagnosis made by Needle Washout for PTH not Cytology. Rossi ED et al Cytopathology 2015 1998-2012 at a single hospital there were 8 >2.5 cm parathyroid cysts. All were females. All had normal serum PTh and...More info
Giant Pure Parathyroid Cyst: Should have been treated with Ethanol ablation instead of surgery in China.
Giant Pure Parathyroid Cyst: Should have been treated with Ethanol ablation instead of surgery in China. Xu Zhang et al Oncology Letters Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Giant non‑functional parathyroid cyst: A case report Giant parathyroid cysts...More info
ABCs of Thyroid Non-Surgical Ablation Techniques Three types of Techniques to ablate recurrent thyroid cancer lymph nodes. Ethanol PEI Major role in treating thyroid and parathyroid cysts when they have >80% cyst fluid. Less effective when...More info
ABCs of Thyroid Non-Surgical Ablation Techniques What are the diseases of the thyroid that can be treated by ablation? Benign thyroid cysts (simple and complex ) and parathyroid cysts. Benign Solid Nodules Thyroid cancer lymph node metastases...More info
Ethanol Ablation of Viscous Cystic Thyroid Nodules One-Step Ethanol Ablation of Viscous Cystic Thyroid Nodules Jin Yong Sung et al American Journal of Roentgenology. 2008;191: 1730-1733. 10.2214/AJR.08.1113 OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study...More info
Ethanol ablation of predominantly cystic thyroid nodules: Evaluation of recurrence rate and factors related to recurrence. C.H. Suh et al Clinical Radiology , January 2015 Volume 70, Issue 1, Pages 42–47 •Ethanol ablation showed unsatisfactory...More info
The Clinical Evaluation of a Patient Being Considered for Ethanol Ablation of a Large Thyroid Cyst. ( Typical case ) SS 37 Y/O F. referred by her endocrinologist Referral to an interventional thyroidologist doing PEI. The...More info
Think About Ethanol Ablation: “Percutaneous Ethanol Ablation PEI should be the first-line treatment option for relapsing,benign cystic lesions.”
Think About Ethanol Ablation: “Percutaneous Ethanol Ablation PEI should be the first-line treatment option for relapsing,benign cystic lesions.” Wake Up Call to Physicians Sending Benign Thyroid and Parathyroid Cysts to Their Local...More info
Ethanol vs Radiofrequency Ablation of Cystic Thyroid Nodules? Baek et al in the Korean J Radiology Nov 20 2015 studied both to see which was the preferred therapy for cystic nodules. RFA was as good as ethanol but not better. It is easier and...More info
Using Ethanol or Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Those <1.5 cm Classic papillary Cancer in Patients Who Don't Want to Just Use Active Surveillance or Surgery.
Using Ethanol or Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Those <1.5 cm Classic papillary Cancer in Patients Who Don’t Want to Just Use Active Surveillance or Surgery: The future use RFA and Ethanol ablation have been used in treatment of...More info
HIFU for Benign Solid Thyroid Nodules? Mixed Results Kovatcheva et al studied 20 patients size 5 ml =- 2.8 ml with high intensity focused ultrasound. The volume reduction varied from 47%+- 24%. The high Doppler blood flow nodules and hypoechoic...More info
Parathyroid Cyst Masquerading as a Thyroid Nodule in 63 year old female failed prior drainage procedure. Large visible soft mass on physical examination. 4 cm 18 ml cyst on the thyroid gland. FNA clear watery fluid removed. Indeterminate...More info