Ultrasound-guided percutaneous laser ablation in treating symptomatic solid benign thyroid nodules: Our experience in 45 patients

Gaetano Achille, Stefania Zizzi, Enrico Di Stasio, Alberto Grammatica, Luciano Grammatica

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Abstract

Background: Laser ablation may be useful in debulking of benign thyroid nodules. Methods: In order to retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness and safety of laser ablation, 45 patients with benign solid thyroid nodules, with a fluid component ≤20%, were included in our series between October 2009 and January 2011. All reported pressure and/or cosmetic complaints. Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm was used, with a fix-power (3W), changing the application time. All patients were evaluated at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months and any complications were recorded. Results: Mean nodule volume reduction decreased from 24.2 mL±19.4 to 4.5±5.2 at 12 months (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalHead and Neck
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015

Keywords

  • Cosmetic issues
  • Laser ablation
  • Pressure symptoms
  • Thyroid benign nodules
  • Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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