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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Abstract

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
JournalEndocrine
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 21 2014

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Ethanol
Lymph Nodes
Injections
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neck
Thyroglobulin
Documentation
Therapeutics
Papillary Thyroid cancer
Serum

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection in papillary thyroid cancer metastatic lymph-nodes. / Vannucchi, Guia; Covelli, Danila; Perrino, Michela; De Leo, Simone; Fugazzola, Laura.

In: Endocrine, Vol. 47, No. 2, 21.10.2014, p. 648-651.

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Vannucchi, G, Covelli, D, Perrino, M, De Leo, S & Fugazzola, L 2014, 'Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection in papillary thyroid cancer metastatic lymph-nodes', Endocrine, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 648-651. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-014-0215-0
Vannucchi, Guia ; Covelli, Danila ; Perrino, Michela ; De Leo, Simone ; Fugazzola, Laura. / Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection in papillary thyroid cancer metastatic lymph-nodes. In: Endocrine. 2014 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 648-651.
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