Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post: Quality of Life After Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. Dr.Valcavi’s group studied Forty patients (35 women and 5 men; age, 54.9 ± 14.3 years) with cold...More info
Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post: Information to patients and referring physicians on Thyroid RFA.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. Despite the increasing evidence of safety and efficacy of EA and RFA for benign thyroid nodules, there is still a large variation in the application of the different available techniques among different countries...More info
Thyroid Diseases 101: A Patient’s List Dr.Guttler’s comments: The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ that sits in the front of the neck. It makes thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Hyperthyroidism is one of...More info
Radiofrequency ablation RFA of Autonomous or Toxic Nodule Preserved Normal thyroid function compared to Radioiodine therapy..
Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. The major difference was not in nodule reduction or treating the hyperthyroidism, it was in the preservation of normal thyroid function, and avoiding radiation exposure in young adults. All patients responded to RI...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
Toxic Nodule Can Be Treated without RadioIodine or Surgery by Radiofrequency Ablation No Scar No Thyroid Hormone or Continued Antithyroid Drugs.
RFA can result in no more use for antithyroid drugs, no scar and no need for thyroid hormone after surgery or RAI/131 therapy. The patient as a 1 cm toxic nodule with elevated T4 and non-detectable TSH on Tapazole to control the hyperthyroidism...More info