Thyroid No Surgery 101: Massive Goiter Treated Without Surgery
The patient from the east coast was worried about a thyroid surgery because of weight problem and the loss of her thyroid function and the scar.
Patient above before the RF treatment
When I saw her she had a very large nodular goiter which was visible from across the room. After consultation she was told that ablation with radiofrequency could decrease the size and relieve her symptoms and correct the cosmetic issue.
I informed her that multiple treatment sessions were needed to reduce the size enough to correct her symptoms and cosmetic issues.
The original size was 9.1 x 4 x 6.6 cm or 127 ml volume.
After three sessions her nodules was 4.5 x 3 x 2.8 or 19 ml.
The size reduction was 85% and her symptoms and cosmetic issues were corrected.
Smaller nodules can be ablated with one visit. I am doing Thyroid RFA in my office.
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