Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post: Quality of Life After Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation
1. Dr.Valcavi’s group studied Forty patients (35 women and 5 men; age, 54.9 ± 14.3 years) with cold thyroid solitary nodules or a dominant nodule within a normofunctioning multi-nodular goiter (volume range, 6.5 to 90.0 mL) underwent RFA of thyroid nodular tissue under ultrasound real-time assistance.
2. Two years after RFA, nodule volume decreased from 30.0 to 7.9 ml.
3. 80.1 % of initial volume.
4. Symptom score measured on a 0- to 10-cm visual analogue scale (VAS) declined from 5.6 to 1.9 .
5. Cosmetic score (VAS 0–10 cm) declined from 5.7 to 1.9.
6.The data indicates that the achievement of these secondary endpoints is associated with quality of life improvement.
7. Call me at 310-393-8860 or email to email@example.com about an evaluation for RFA for nodules and small thyroid cancers.
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