Radiofrequency ablation of benign non-functioning thyroid nodules: 4-year follow-up results for 111 patients.

Lim, Hyun Kyung; Lee, Jeong Hyun; Ha, Eun Ju; Sung, Jin Young; Kim, Jae Kyun; Baek, Jung Hwan
European radiology
2013Apr ; 23 ( 4 ) :1044-9.
저자 상세정보
Lim, Hyun Kyung -
Lee, Jeong Hyun -
Ha, Eun Ju -
Sung, Jin Young -
Kim, Jae Kyun -
Baek, Jung Hwan -
ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical outcomes and safety of radiofrequency (RF) ablation for benign non-functioning thyroid nodules over a 4-year follow-up.

METHODS: We evaluated 126 benign non-functioning thyroid nodules of 111 patients treated with RF ablation and followed-up more than 3 years. RF ablation was performed using the Cool-Tip RF system and an internally cooled electrode. Nodule volume and cosmetic and symptom scores were evaluated before treatment and during follow-up. Complications and factors related to efficacy were evaluated.

RESULTS: The mean follow-up duration was 49.4?짹?13.6 months. Thyroid nodule volume decreased significantly, from 9.8?짹?8.5 ml before ablation to 0.9?짹?3.3 ml (P?
CONCLUSIONS: RF ablation was effective in shrinking benign thyroid nodules and in controlling nodule-related problems over a 4-year follow-up. There were no life-threatening complications or sequelae. Therefore, RF ablation can be used as a non-surgical treatment for patients with benign non-functioning thyroid nodules.
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MESH
Adult, Aged, Catheter Ablation/*statistics & numerical data, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Republic of Korea/epidemiology, Risk Factors, Thyroid Nodule/*epidemiology/*surgery/ultrasonography, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult
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연구참여(Sample size)
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유효성결과(Recomendation)
Thyroid nodule volume decreased significantly, from 9.8 ± 8.5 ml before ablation to 0.9 ± 3.3 ml (P < 0.001) at final evaluation: a mean volume reduction of 93.4 ± 11.7 %. The mean cosmetic (P < 0.001) and symptom scores (P < 0.001) improved significantly.
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DOI
10.1007/s00330-012-2671-3.
KCD코드
ICD 03
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