Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2014 Mar;57(3):151-154. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2014.57.3.151.

Radiofrequency Ablation of Benign Thyroid Nodule

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. ckyeo@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is not only a procedure used in treating malignant liver tumors, but is also a valuable way of treating benign thyroid nodules. RFA can be used in almost every patient, regardless of the contents of the solid component. One of the merits of RFA is that it may be used as an alternative to benign thyroid nodule surgeries. With this method, patients who so only choice in the past were to get surgeries can be treated in another way. This article reviews the indications, pre-procedural evaluations, techniques, results, and complications of thyroid radiofrequency ablation.

Keyword

Radiofrequency; Thyroid; Ultrasonography

MeSH Terms

Catheter Ablation*
Humans
Liver
Thyroid Gland*
Thyroid Nodule*
Ultrasonography
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