Advanced Techniques for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation

  • So Lyung Jung
    Address reprint requests to So Lyung Jung, MD, PhD Department of Radiology, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 10, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07345, Republic of Korea
    Department of Radiology, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Published:March 10, 2022DOI:
      In addition to the basic techniques used in radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules, a variety of more advanced techniques have been developed. To address hyper-vascular nodules, vascular ablative techniques have been described. Protective hydro-dissection can be used around the carotid artery and the trachea to improve safety. Rescue hydro dissection can be used to reverse nerve injury. Additionally, several new ablation devices show promise at increasing efficacy and safety. These techniques and devices will be reviewed to provide an understanding of these advanced techniques and novel devices.
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