Efficacy and safety of ethanol ablation for thyroglossal duct cysts.

  title={Efficacy and safety of ethanol ablation for thyroglossal duct cysts.},
  author={Sung Mok Kim and Jung Hwan Baek and Y S Kim and Jin Yong Sung and Hong Kook Lim and Hyo-In Choi and Jeong Hyun Lee},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={32 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE TGDC is a common congenital neck lesion, which has been treated by surgery. Although surgery is curative, it has drawbacks such as scars and surgical morbidity. Therefore, we applied EA as an alternative treatment technique. The purpose of this study was the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of EA for TGDC. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between May 2005 and July 2008, we performed EA in 11 patients with TGDC who refused surgery. All patients were confirmed as having benign… CONTINUE READING
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