Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p383 | (1) | ECE2007

Efficacy and safety of radiofrequency thermal ablation in the treatment of thyroid nodules with pressure symptoms in elderly patients

Faggiano Antongiulio , Di Somma Carolina , Milone Francesco , Ramundo Valeria , Lombardi Gaetano , Coloa Annamaria , Spiezia Stefano

Background: Nodular goiter is one of the commonest endocrinopathy. Its incidence increases with age accounting for more than 50% of subjects older than 60 years. Elderly subjects more frequently suffer from pressure symptoms. Loco-regional treatments, like laser photocoagulation and percutaneous ethanol injection, are a potentially useful tool to treat TNs but their efficacy is still debated. Radiofrequency thermal ablation (RTA) has been applied to several benign and malignan...