Is percutaneous ethanol injection a useful alternative for the treatment of the cold benign thyroid nodule? Five years' experience.

@article{Caraccio1997IsPE,
  title={Is percutaneous ethanol injection a useful alternative for the treatment of the cold benign thyroid nodule? Five years' experience.},
  author={Nadia Caraccio and Orlando Goletti and Piero Vincenzo Lippolis and Arturo Casolaro and Enrico Cavina and Paolo Miccoli and Fabio Monzani},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={699-704}
}
We describe our 5-year experience with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) for the treatment of cold benign thyroid nodules and report its efficacy and side effects. Fifty-four euthyroid outpatients (aged 44.8+/-12.7 years, mean+/-SD) were divided into two groups matched for sex, age, and nodule volume: 27 patients treated only by PEI and 27 patients treated additionally with levothyroxine-suppressive therapy (median follow-up: 24 months, range 6-48). Mean pretreatment nodule volume was 21.0… CONTINUE READING

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