20 years of image guided interventional methods have emerged as alternatives for treatment. Ethanol ablation PEI has been accepted as best treatment for thyroid cysts. Thermal ablation has been successful in size reduction of thyroid nodules that...More info
Thyroid RFA Danger Zones: Not just the “danger triangle”The whole Posterior half of the thyroid gland is a danger area.
Where are the critical Structures? 1.A medial located vagus nerve can be up against the nodule. It is usually located lateral to the carotid in 75%. The middle cervical sympathetic ganglion also can be near the nodule. Recurrent laryngeal nerve...More info
DR.Guttler’s comments: A study with 10 patients with hypercalcemia due to adenoma treated with RFA and followed for 6 months.. 7/10 had normal PTH and Calcium for 6 months. 1/10 died of pancreatitis. 2/10 lost to F/U before the 6 th month...More info