Benign Thyroid Nodules 101: Ugly Symptomatic Nodules Removed with Radiofrequency Ablation not Surgery.
Referring physician: Dr. Richard Guttler, Santa Monica, CA
RFA Interventual thyroidologist’s post op note to me.
Very large nodule of the right thyroid lobe (10 cm), already studied in the USA by cytology, thyroid oncogene panel and thyroid miRNA classifier.
The patient underwent ultrasound-assisted thyroid radiofrequency ablation in order to reduce the volume of this symptomatic nodule. Due to the very large volume two entry points were done. The treatment was performed under conscious sedation with midazolam. Local anesthesia with ropivacaine was done.
The moving-shot technique was used delivering 18.5 kcal of energy, during 37 minutes, with a mean power of 40 Watts (min-max, 30-50).
He had no pain during the procedure. Went out for dinner within a few hours of the treatment. Flew home the next day.
DA has a 1 month follow up appointment with me. He has no pain and is doing well. He left Europe after the contrast ultrasound done the next day showed successful ablation of the area treated.
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The neck picture taken during my evaluation revealed a very large single right lobe nodule that extended over the midline and pushed to left lobe and trachea way left.