ABCs of Thyroid Non-Surgical Ablation Techniques
Types of Benign thyroid nodules
Cystic: 80% reduction if the % cyst fluid is >80%. Complex cysts can be treated by new approach of combination of drainage first and laser after.
Spongiform: The best candidate for ablation
Mixed nodules respond better to ablation than compact solid, and less than spongiform.
Solid: Solid nodules have a less significant
volume reduction than spongiform nodules.