What is a Goiter? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

Goiter is a condition that causes the thyroid gland to grow larger. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped, small gland situated in the neck below Adam’s apple.  What are the indications and signs of a goiter? The following are the primary symptoms of goiter: A bulge in the front of the neck, below Adam’s apple. […]

Radiofrequency Ablation – A Safe & Effective Treatment for Pediatric Benign Nodular Thyroid Goiter

Thyroid nodules are not only diagnosed in adults but also pediatric population. Nodule development in adolescents is related to excessive thyroid hormone production simultaneously with pubertal development. Besides that, iron deficiency and the thyroid gland’s persistent overstimulation may cause benign nodule development.  There are several factors associated with thyroidectomy, such as laryngeal nerve injury, hypothyroidism, […]

Radiofrequency Ablation Versus Reoperation for Benign Thyroid Nodules that Developed After Previous Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid nodules that are asymptomatic and benign having modest growth can be treated with a non-surgical option. However, nodules that show progressive growth should be treated with surgery. Retrospective research supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission was conducted to compare the clinical results of reoperation […]

Radiofrequency Ablation & Related Unltrasound-Guided Ablation Technologies for Treatment of Benign & Malignant Thyroid Disease

All thermal ablation techniques depend on the destruction of tissue under extreme hyperthermic conditions. There are multiple thermal ablation techniques that differentiate from each other based on methods used and temperature differences. Types of Thermal Ablation Techniques An electrode tip having a combination of conduction and frictional heat is used to destroy the target tissue. […]

Management of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury During RFA of Thyroid Nodule, A Medical Summary

Thyroid RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) is a safe and minimally invasive treatment option that’s considered the most effective and quick treatment option for benign thyroid nodules. However, since RLN (Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve) is too close to the thyroid gland’s posterior part in the tracheoesophageal groove, it poses a risk of thermal injury during the therapy session. […]

6 Myths About Thyroid Disease

The thyroid is a tiny gland that performs a number of activities, including hormone release. Numerous thyroid abnormalities can affect an individual and cause various health problems. Therefore, let’s take a deep dive into the most prevalent thyroid disease myths you’ve probably heard. 1. Your thyroid is causing you to gain weight This is a […]

How Do I Know if My Thyroid is Normal?

Over 12 percent of Americans have a thyroid condition, and many aren’t even aware of it. Could you be one of them? Your thyroid gland creates and produces hormones that are involved in a variety of systems throughout your body. Thyroid disease occurs when your thyroid produces either too much or too little vital hormones. […]

Radiofrequency Ablation for Thyroid Nodules & Cancer in the U.S. Balancing a Transformation of Thyroid Care With Risk for Misuse

A Medical Journal Summary Radiofrequency Ablation for Thyroid Nodules & Cancer in teh United States: Balancing a Transformation of Thyroid Care With Risk for Misuse An image-guided thermal ablation technique known as Thyroid radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most commonly used treatment option for thyroid nodules and cancers. It can drastically change the thyroid tumor […]

What is the Thyroid?

So what exactly is the thyroid? The thyroid gland is actually an endocrine gland located in the neck. It produces two hormones that are released into the bloodstream: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are required for all of your body’s cells to function appropriately. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones, which is positioned […]

What is the Difference Between a Thyroid RFA and a Thyroidectomy?

The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that control the body’s metabolic rate, which affects everything from heart and muscle to brain development and bone health. It helps in the regulation of multiple body systems by continuously releasing a consistent amount of thyroid hormones in the body. When the body requires extra energy in […]