Rupture of benign thyroid tumors after radio-frequency ablation.

Journal Article

Rupture of benign thyroid tumors after RFA is very rare. We experienced 6 cases in 4 institutions. All patients presented with abrupt neck swelling and pain between 9 and 60 days after RFA. Imaging and clinical findings of the ruptured tumors were anterior subcapsular location, mixed composition, large size, and repeated ablations. Conservative treatment was sufficient in 3 cases, whereas surgical management was required in 3.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shin, JH; Jung, SL; Baek, JH; Kim, J-H

Published Date

  • December 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 2165 - 2169

PubMed ID

  • 21920870

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-959X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3174/ajnr.a2661

Language

  • eng