Thermal Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules: Radiofrequency and Laser

  title={Thermal Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules: Radiofrequency and Laser},
  author={Jung Hwan Baek and Jeong Hyun Lee and Roberto Valcavi and Claudio M Pacella and Hyunchul Rhim and Dong Gyu Na},
  booktitle={Korean journal of radiology},
Although ethanol ablation has been successfully used to treat cystic thyroid nodules, this procedure is less effective when the thyroid nodules are solid. Radiofrequency (RF) ablation, a newer procedure used to treat malignant liver tumors, has been valuable in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules regardless of the extent of the solid component. This article reviews the basic physics, techniques, applications, results, and complications of thyroid RF ablation, in comparison to laser ablation… CONTINUE READING

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