Management strategy for nerve damage during radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules.

Chung, Sae Rom; Baek, Jung Hwan; Choi, Young Jun; Lee, Jeong Hyun
International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group
2019Jan ; 16 ( 2 ) :1-7.
저자 상세정보
Chung, Sae Rom - a Department of Radiology and the Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center , University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea.
Baek, Jung Hwan - a Department of Radiology and the Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center , University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea.
Choi, Young Jun - a Department of Radiology and the Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center , University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea.
Lee, Jeong Hyun - a Department of Radiology and the Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center , University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Korea.
ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to introduce a management strategy for nerve damage occurring during radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

METHODS: From January 2016 to October 2017, 17 patients who experienced the symptoms of nerve damage during RFA were enrolled in this study. If damage to nerves was suspected during RFA, ablation was stopped immediately, and a cold solution of 5% dextrose was injected directly into the space where the nerves were located until symptoms improved. Patients were followed up after the procedure until symptoms had resolved. The clinical data of patients who received a cold dextrose solution injection for nerve damage were compared with those who did not receive such an injection.

RESULTS: Of 17 patients who experienced nerve damage, 12 received an injection of cold dextrose solution shortly after the emergence of symptoms. While resolution of symptoms was seen in all 17 patients, the mean time to recovery was significantly faster in the 12 patients who received treatment with an injection of cold dextrose solution than in those patients who did not receive such a treatment (p value = .041).

CONCLUSIONS: In the event of thermal damage to adjacent nerve structures during RFA, the direct injection of a cold dextrose solution is a simple and effective treatment that can result in rapid symptom resolution.
keyword
Thyroid nodule; catheter ablation; complication; recurrent thyroid cancer; safety; ultrasonography
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주제코드
주제명(Target field)
연구대상(Population)
연구참여(Sample size)
대상성별(Gender)
질병특성(Condition Category)
연구환경(Setting)
연구설계(Study Design)
연구기간(Period)
중재방법(Intervention Type)
중재명칭(Intervention Name)
키워드(Keyword)
유효성결과(Recomendation)
In the event of thermal damage to adjacent nerve structures during RFA, the direct injection of a cold dextrose solution is a simple and effective treatment that can result in rapid symptom resolution.
연구비지원(Fund Source)
근거수준평가(Evidence Hierarchy)
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대표저자
DOI
10.1080/02656736.2018.1554826
KCD코드
ICD 03
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