Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post: List of Thyroid conditions can be treated without surgery with Ethanol or Radiofrequency Ablation. 1. Class II cytology benign thyroid nodules. 2. Proven benign class III and IV cytology nodules...More info
Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post #22 Treatment of Thyroid Cancer with Radiofrequency Ablation part 3
Dr.Guttler’s comments: Complications, Protocol, Follow up and Conclusions 1. Complications are not common with treatment of small thyroid cancers but do occur. 2.RFA has an excellent safety profile for small thyroid cancers and benign...More info
1. Thyroid nodule: how is it diagnosed? The presence of goiter and thyroid nodules does not give rise to specific symptoms, unless the size is such that it causes compression of the trachea or oesophagus, leading to swallowing or breathing...More info
Skin Metastasis From Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Another Use for Radiofrequency Ablation RFA instead of Surgery.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. Skin metastatic disease is rare in papillary thyroid cancer. She had only thyroidectomy only 30 years ago. 2. This report of a single case with review of the previous reported cases. 3.The patient had symptoms of...More info
Patient’s Guide to Available Thyroid and Neck Ablation For Nodules,Cysts, Parathyroid Adenoma and Cancer
1. Thyroid Nodules: Pure cyst or > 50 fluid use ethanol ablation PEI. Solid mixed cyst >50% use Radiofrequency ablation RFA. 2. Solid Thyroid Nodules: Toxic or Autonomous Functioning Nodule with Low TSH and High T4: Treat with RFA instead...More info
Thyroid No Surgery: List of All Diseases With Low Risk Alternative Ablation Therapy Available at My Center
Benign thyroid nodules class 11 are good candidates for Ablation. However, Class III will need more studies to be sure you don’t have a nodule with potential for thyroid cancer. A suspicious needle biopsy alone can lead to unnecessary...More info
Continuous Infusion of Dextrose to Protect Vital Structures During Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation Procedures.
When do we need to use continuous infusion D5W for adequate hydrodissection protective effects? Ma Y. et al Eur. Thyroid Journal October 2021 DR. Guttler’s Comments on the article: Single bolus of D5W has a short half life in the body...More info
RFA is a game changer for your thyroid patients who want to avoid surgery, the scar and the need for lifetime thyroid medication. RFA is a new procedure that clinical and interventional thyroidologists need to learn. RFA out-competes surgery and...More info
Study presented at the American Thyroid Association 2021 Objective Thyroid RFA should be a first line therapy for benign thyroid nodules. Three endocrinologists present their RFA treatment results on 73 cases treated in outpatient thyroid...More info
Inoperable Symptomatic Recurrent Thyroid Cancers: Preliminary Result of Radiofrequency Ablation Dr.Guttler’s comments: Thyroid RFA is usually for benign thyroid nodules and small primary micro-papillary thyroid cancers. However, it is also...More info