Treatment of autonomous thyroid nodules: safety and efficacy of sonographically guided percutaneous injection of ethanol.

@article{Ozdemir1994TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of autonomous thyroid nodules: safety and efficacy of sonographically guided percutaneous injection of ethanol.},
  author={Huseyin Baran Ozdemir and Erhan T. Ilgit and Cem Y{\"u}cel and Serhan Atilla and Sedat Işik and Nuri Cakir and Nahide G{\"o}kçora},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1994},
  volume={163 4},
  pages={929-32}
}
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the efficacy of sonographically guided percutaneous injection of ethanol as an alternative to surgery and administration of radioiodine, which have a higher risk of complications, for treatment of autonomously functioning thyroid nodules that may develop hyperthyroidism. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sixteen patients between 23 and 67 years of age who had solitary autonomous thyroid nodules were included in the study. The nodules were detected and evaluated using physical… CONTINUE READING

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