Percutaneous laser ablation for benign and malignant thyroid diseases

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Abstract

Minimally invasive image-guided thermal ablation is becoming increasingly common as an alternative to surgery for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules. Among the various techniques for thermal ablation, laser ablation (LA) is the least invasive, using the smallest applicators available on the market and enabling extremely precise energy deposition. However, in some cases, multiple laser fibers must be used simultaneously for the treatment of large nodules. In this review, the LA technique is described, and its main clinical applications and results are discussed and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-36
Number of pages12
JournalUltrasonography
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Laser therapy
  • Thyroid gland
  • Thyroid nodule
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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