Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection in papillary thyroid cancer metastatic lymph-nodes

Guia Vannucchi, Danila Covelli, Michela Perrino, Simone De Leo, Laura Fugazzola

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Post-operative neck nodal metastases are detected in 9–20 % of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Ultrasound-guided ethanol injection (UPEI) has been used with promising results in the treatment of PTC patients with limited number of lymph-node metastases. Clinical Case: We report the imaging and biochemical documentation of UPEI results in four metastatic neck lymph-nodes of papillary thyroid-cancer. A significant reduction both in the diameter of the lymph-nodes and in the serum thyroglobulin levels were observed in all cases and have been reported in a step-by-step sequence. Conclusion: the UPEI treatment is a simple and suitable tool for the treatment of PTC cervical lymph-node metastases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 21 2014


  • Ethanol
  • Lymph-node metastases
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medicine(all)


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