• Radiofrequency ablation bests surgery for small thyroid tumors

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Adults with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma may spend less time and money without sacrificing treatment benefits if they have radiofrequency ablation rather than thyroid surgery, according to findings published in Thyroid.
    “For carefully selected papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, radiofrequency ablation did not have inferior oncologic outcomes after 5 years of follow-up when compared with open surgery in this study. Complications and costs were lower and quality of life was better,” Yukun Luo, MD, of the department of ultrasound at The First Medical Center of the General Hospital
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