Ablation Techniques for Benign Thyroid Nodules

Publication Date: October 13, 2023

Key Points

Key Points

Thermal and chemical ablation techniques are minimally invasive compared with surgery, but there is a potential for complications and morbidity if the procedures are performed incorrectly or by inexperienced practitioners.

This guideline provides a framework for the safe adoption and implementation of thermal and chemical ablative technologies for benign thyroid nodules.

Diagnosis

Diagnosi...

...ty and contraindications to thermal ablatio...


...decision making with the patient, duly informed o...


...l Management for Nonfunctioning Benign...


Treatment

...reatment...

...1. Summary of Criteria for Thermal...


...ation Safety Checklist for Early and Late...


...re 2. Operations and Process Flow Chart...


Table 3. Energy Settings and Choice of RF Ablati...


...nger Triangle ConceptThe danger triangle co...


...able 4. Organizational Considerations...


...ngth of Consensus from Delphi Survey...