PEI: Ethanol Ablation of thyroid cysts. Another Study Confirming PEI as the treatment of Choice for thyroid cysts.Should be the Treatment method of choice for complex benign cystic nodules
30 patients with thyroid cysts were studied for quality of life issues QoL. and the safety and efficacy of this as alternative to surgery. most had no pain and 1/3 had mild pain. There were complications in all 30 patients. All had significant cyst reduction. QoL questionaire at 6 months was normal. Symptom and cosmetic scores improved by 6 months from 22 score pre-PEI to 13 post PEI ( p<0.05 ).
Conclusion: PEI is safe and effective alternative to expensive hospitalization and surgery. PEI should be the first line treatment methodm of choice for mixed thyroid cystic nodules.
Syringe with cyst fluid and the ethanol ablation washout fluid.