Radiofrequency ablation of benign cold thyroid nodules: initial clinical experience.


CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation for benign cold thyroid nodules as a nonsurgical therapeutic modality. DESIGN, INTERVENTION, AND PATIENTS: A total of 35 benign cold thyroid nodules in 30 euthyroid patients (M:F = 2:28; mean age 39.1 years) underwent percutaneous RF… (More)


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