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Head Neck. 2018 Sep;40(9):2103-2115. doi: 10.1002/hed.25181. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Image-guided chemical and thermal ablations for thyroid disease: Review of efficacy and complications.

Author information

1
Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK.
2
Department of Surgery and MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
3
Head and Neck Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
4
University of Udine School of Medicine, Udine, Italy.
5
Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology/Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
6
Coordinator of The International Head and Neck Scientific Group.

Abstract

Image-guided ablation of thyroid disease is increasingly being commonly reported. Techniques including ethanol injection and thermal ablation using radio-frequency, laser, and microwave devices have been described. Minimally invasive approaches to the management of benign cystic, solid, and functional thyroid nodules as well as both primary and recurrent thyroid malignancy have been reported. The purpose of this article is to review the current evidence relating to image-guided ablation of thyroid disease with a focus on clinical outcomes and complication rates for patients treated with this minimally invasive approach.

KEYWORDS:

ethanol; laser; microwave; radiofrequency; thyroid nodule

PMID:
29684251
DOI:
10.1002/hed.25181

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