Safety and Efficacy of Radiofrequency Ablation of Thyroid Nodules

Expanding Treatment Options in the United States

Iram Hussain; Fizza Zulfiqar; Xilong Li; Shahzad Ahmad; Jules Aljammal


J Endo Soc. 2021;5(8) 

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Our study demonstrates that outpatient RFA is a safe and effective treatment for NFTNs and AFTNs in a US population sample, with smaller nodules responding better. Advantages of RFA include no surgical scars or general anesthesia, low complication rates, and avoiding lifelong thyroid hormone replacement.

We propose that RFA by skilled operators be considered a viable therapy for the treatment of thyroid nodules in the United States and recognize the need for further studies with long-term follow-up.[74]