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Article: Use of Radiofrequency Ablation in Benign Thyroid Nodules: A Literature Review and Updates

TitleUse of Radiofrequency Ablation in Benign Thyroid Nodules: A Literature Review and Updates
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Issue Date2013
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/
Citation
International Journal of Endocrinology, 2013, v. 2013, p. article no. 428363 How to Cite?
AbstractSuccessful thermal ablation using radiofrequency has been reported in various tumors including liver or kidney tumors. Nonsurgical minimally invasive ablative therapy such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been reported to be a safe and efficient treatment option in managing symptomatic cold thyroid nodules or hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules. Pressure and cosmetic symptoms have been shown to be significantly improved both in the short and long terms after RFA. For hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules, RFA is indicated for whom surgery or radioiodine are not indicated or ineffective or for those who refuse surgery or radio-iodine. Improvement of thyroid function with decreased need for antithyroid medications has been reported. Complication rate is relatively low. By reviewing the current literature, we reported its efficacy and complications and compared the efficacy of RFA relative to other ablative options such as ethanol ablation and laser ablation. © 2013 Kai-Pun Wong and Brian Hung-Hin Lang.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193231
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.961
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dc.contributor.authorWong, KPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLang, HHBen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-20T02:37:53Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-20T02:37:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Endocrinology, 2013, v. 2013, p. article no. 428363en_US
dc.identifier.issn1687-8337-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193231-
dc.description.abstractSuccessful thermal ablation using radiofrequency has been reported in various tumors including liver or kidney tumors. Nonsurgical minimally invasive ablative therapy such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been reported to be a safe and efficient treatment option in managing symptomatic cold thyroid nodules or hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules. Pressure and cosmetic symptoms have been shown to be significantly improved both in the short and long terms after RFA. For hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules, RFA is indicated for whom surgery or radioiodine are not indicated or ineffective or for those who refuse surgery or radio-iodine. Improvement of thyroid function with decreased need for antithyroid medications has been reported. Complication rate is relatively low. By reviewing the current literature, we reported its efficacy and complications and compared the efficacy of RFA relative to other ablative options such as ethanol ablation and laser ablation. © 2013 Kai-Pun Wong and Brian Hung-Hin Lang.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Endocrinologyen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleUse of Radiofrequency Ablation in Benign Thyroid Nodules: A Literature Review and Updatesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLang, HHB: Blang@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLang, HHB=rp01828en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2013/428363-
dc.identifier.pmid24298282-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3835846-
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dc.identifier.hkuros227135en_US
dc.identifier.volume2013en_US
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 428363en_US
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 428363en_US
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