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
RFA for Recurrent Thyroid Cancers: Anatomy-Based Management
Baek JH et al Leading expert in RFA use for thyroid nodules and cancer has an accepted publication in Ultrasonography I have seen the article and here are my thoughts Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. Thyroid cancers usually have good prognosis. 2...More info
Why have more thyroid surgery for recurrent cancer in a few lymph nodes? RFA can solve the problem without surgery.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: 29 patients with 49 recurrent episodes were followed from 60-114 months. Volume reduction was 99.5% 42/47 (91.3%) had complete ablation. No delayed complication found. RFA seems to be an effective minimally...More info
What Are the Indications to Treat Local Recurrent Papillary thyroid Cancer?
For attempted curative RFA therapy 2.The number of abnormal cancer lymph nodes has to be limited to 3-4. 3.There must not be metastatic disease outside the neck. 4. The size of the lymph nodes to be RFA treated must be less than 1.5-2 cm. 1.. For...More info