Radiofrequency ablation of benign symptomatic thyroid nodules: prospective safety and efficacy study.

UĞURLU M. Ü. , Uprak K. , Akpinar I. N. , Attaallah W., Yegen C. , Gulluoglu B. M.

World journal of surgery, vol.39, no.4, pp.961-8, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00268-014-2896-1
  • Title of Journal : World journal of surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.961-8


Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a relatively novel procedure in the management of benign nodular goiter. This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous RFA for benign symptomatic thyroid nodules as an alternative to surgery.