Complications encountered in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules with US-guided radiofrequency ablation: a multicenter study.

Baek, Jung Hwan; Lee, Jeong Hyun; Sung, Jin Yong; Bae, Jae-Ik; Kim, Kyung Tae; Sim, Jungsuk; Baek, Seon Mi; Kim, Young-sun; Shin, Jung Hee; Park, Jeong Seon; Kim, Dong Wook; Kim, Ji-hoon; Kim, Eun-Kyung; Jung, So Lyung; Na, Dong Gyu
Radiology
2012Jan ; 262 ( 1 ) :335-42.
저자 상세정보
Baek, Jung Hwan -
Lee, Jeong Hyun -
Sung, Jin Yong -
Bae, Jae-Ik -
Kim, Kyung Tae -
Sim, Jungsuk -
Baek, Seon Mi -
Kim, Young-sun -
Shin, Jung Hee -
Park, Jeong Seon -
Kim, Dong Wook -
Kim, Ji-hoon -
Kim, Eun-Kyung -
Jung, So Lyung -
Na, Dong Gyu -
ABSTRACT
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical aspects and imaging features of complications encountered in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules with radiofrequency (RF) ablation. MATERIALS AND

METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective study, and informed consent was waived. From June 2002 to September 2009, 1459 patients underwent RF ablation of 1543 thyroid nodules with an RF system with internally cooled electrodes at 13 thyroid centers, which were members of Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology. Numbers and types of major and minor complications were assessed.

RESULTS: The authors observed 48 complications (3.3%), 20 major and 28 minor. The major complications were voice changes (n = 15), brachial plexus injury (n = 1), tumor rupture (n = 3), and permanent hypothyroidism (n = 1). The minor complications were hematoma (n = 15), skin burn (n = 4), and vomiting (n = 9). All patients recovered spontaneously except for one with permanent hypothyroidism and one who underwent surgery. CONCLUSION: Although the complication rate of RF ablation is low, various complications may occur; comprehension of complications and suggested technical tips may prevent complications or properly manage those that occur. CI - ??RSNA, 2011.
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MESH
Adult, Catheter Ablation/*methods, Chi-Square Distribution, Female, Humans, Incidence, Male, Postoperative Complications/*epidemiology, Republic of Korea/epidemiology, Retrospective Studies, Surveys and Questionnaires, Thyroid Nodule/pathology/*surgery/ultrasonography, Treatment Outcome, *Ultrasonography, Interventional
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주제명(Target field)
연구대상(Population)
연구참여(Sample size)
대상성별(Gender)
질병특성(Condition Category)
연구환경(Setting)
연구설계(Study Design)
연구기간(Period)
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중재명칭(Intervention Name)
키워드(Keyword)
유효성결과(Recomendation)
this multicenter study in a large series of patients who under-went RF ablation of the thyroid nodules demonstrated that the complication rate is low.
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DOI
10.1148/radiol.11110416.
KCD코드
ICD 03
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