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ea0056gp265 | Thyroid non cancer - Benign Thyroid disease/ treatment | ECE2018

Nodule size as predictive factor of efficacy of radiofrequency ablation in treating autonomously functioning thyroid nodules

Palermo Andrea , Naciu Anda Mihaela , Iozzino Mario , Pasqualini Valerio , Simeoni Carla , Manfrini Silvia , Tabacco Gaia , Casini Alessandro , Campagna Giuseppe , Cesareo Roberto

Background: Radiofrequency ablation(RFA) has been advocated as an alternative to radioiodine and/or surgery for the treatment of autonomously functioning benign thyroid nodule (AFTN). However, only a few studies have investigated the efficacy of RFA on AFTN. Furthermore, these studies are characterized by several biases about patient selection, number of RFA treatments, short clinical and radiographic follow-up. A recent prospective 12-month study has demonstrated that one sin...