Radiofrequency ablation for thyroid and parathyroid disease

Radiologia (Engl Ed). 2022 Jul-Aug;64(4):383-392. doi: 10.1016/j.rxeng.2022.01.002.


Radiofrequency ablation is a well-known, safe, and effective method for treating benign thyroid nodules and recurring thyroid cancer as well as parathyroid adenomas that has yielded promising results in recent years. Since the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology introduced the devices and the basic techniques for radiofrequency ablation in 2012, radiofrequency ablation has been approved all over the world and both the devices and techniques have improved. This review aims to instruct interventional radiologists who are doing or intend to start doing radiofrequency ablation of thyroid and parathyroid lesions, as well as thyroid and parathyroid specialists who provide pre- and post-operative care, in the training, execution, and quality control for radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules and parathyroid adenomas to optimize the efficacy and safety of the treatment.

Keywords: Adenoma paratiroideo; Intervención; Intervention; Nódulo tiroideo; Parathyroid adenoma; Radiofrecuencia; Radiofrequency; Terapia de ablación térmica; Thermal ablation therapy; Thyroid nodule; Ultrasonidos; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Parathyroid Diseases*
  • Parathyroid Neoplasms*
  • Radiofrequency Ablation*
  • Thyroid Nodule*