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Progress in research on ablation of thyroid nodules

Ze Yang1, Xue-Hua Pan2, Heng-tong Han1, Yong-Xun Zhao, Li-Bin Ma
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  1. The Seventh Department of General Surgery, The First Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
  2. The Third People’s Hospital of Gansu Province, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China

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Review Article
Submitted: 2024-01-13
Accepted: 2024-03-29
Published online: 2024-06-03

Abstract

The incidence of thyroid nodules is rising annually. Surgical treatment is effective, but often results in significant trauma, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, hypoparathyroidism, and other complications. Recent years have seen significant breakthroughs in thyroid nodule ablation for treating thyroid diseases, although its application remains controversial.
The objective was to review the development history and current research status of thyroid nodule ablation to provide a reference for future studies.

The literature on thyroid nodule ablation was reviewed, analysing its advantages and disadvantages. The therapeutic effect of thyroid nodule ablation in treating benign thyroid lesions is noteworthy, but issues such as lax treatment indications and excessive medical treatment persist. Initial success has been achieved in treating thyroid malignant lesions, particularly papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). However, the curative effect requires further follow-up verification.

Abstract

The incidence of thyroid nodules is rising annually. Surgical treatment is effective, but often results in significant trauma, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, hypoparathyroidism, and other complications. Recent years have seen significant breakthroughs in thyroid nodule ablation for treating thyroid diseases, although its application remains controversial.
The objective was to review the development history and current research status of thyroid nodule ablation to provide a reference for future studies.

The literature on thyroid nodule ablation was reviewed, analysing its advantages and disadvantages. The therapeutic effect of thyroid nodule ablation in treating benign thyroid lesions is noteworthy, but issues such as lax treatment indications and excessive medical treatment persist. Initial success has been achieved in treating thyroid malignant lesions, particularly papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). However, the curative effect requires further follow-up verification.

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thyroid nodules; ablation; PTMC; MDT; operation

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Progress in research on ablation of thyroid nodules

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Endokrynologia Polska

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thyroid nodules
ablation
PTMC
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Ze Yang
Xue-Hua Pan
Heng-tong Han
Yong-Xun Zhao
Li-Bin Ma

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