Efficacy and Safety of Radiofrequency Ablation Performed by an Endocrinologist for Benign Thyroid Nodules

대한갑상선학회지 2015년 8권 2호 p.183 ~ p.186

:Kim Tae-Hyun :Kim Se-Mi/:Jung Ah-Lon/:Moon Seung-Ki/:Yang Dong-Hoon/:Park Cheol-Min/:Jo Shin-Hyoung/:Park Dae-Won/:Seo Seok-Ho/:Lee Seung-Hyun/:Kim Jong-Taek/:Kim Soon-Ho

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Radiofrequency ablation has recently been used for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules, with outstanding results. However, in most studies, the procedure was usually performed by a radiologist or surgeon. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation for nodules >2 cm performed by an endocrinologist with several years of experience performing fine-needle aspiration cytology.

Materials and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional analysis of 111 patients who received radiofrequency ablation between April 2010 and July 2013. A total of 73 patients with 75 nodules >2 cm in diameter with at least 6 months of follow-up examinations were included.

Results: The mean follow-up period was 11.5 months. The mean nodule volume decreased from 17.0±15.3 mL preoperatively to 6.0±8.5 mL postoperatively, with a mean volume reduction of 69.7%. There were no major complications, and only 1 patient (1.3%) presented with a minor complication (hemorrhaging of the thyroid parenchyma).

Conclusion: Radiofrequency ablation is a safe method for reducing benign thyroid nodules, and is not associated with any major complications.

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Radiofrequency ablation, Thyroid, Benign, Nodule, Endocrinologist
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The mean nodule volume decreased from 17.0±15.3 mL preoperatively to 6.0±8.5 mL postoperatively, with a mean volume reduction of 69.7%. There were no major complications.
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