Thyroid tissue: US-guided percutaneous interstitial laser ablation-a feasibility study.

PURPOSE To evaluate percutaneous interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) as a palliative treatment of recurrent thyroid carcinoma untreatable with surgery or radioiodine administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS By using 18 resected thyroid glands, the volume and histologic pattern of ILP-induced thyroid damage were assessed. In vivo treatment feasibility… CONTINUE READING