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Changes Associated with Percutaneous Ethanol Injection in the Treatment of Thyroid Nodules

Schrut, Gianna Carla Alberti; Miasaki, Fabiola Yukiko; Da Paz Filho, Gilberto; Cavalcanti, Teresa Cristina Santos; Graf, Hans; Amaral de Carvalho, Gisah


Percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) is an alternative therapy for thyroid nodules (TN). However, some concern is raised on its carcinogenic effects. To evaluate the cytological and clinical changes caused by PEI in patients with benign TN. Thirty-nine patients with TN (23.1% hyperfunctioning) were submitted to a median of three PEI sessions. After a median of 17 months, patients were reassessed. A new ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy (US-FNB) was performed, and the smears were analyzed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Endocrine Pathology
DOI: 10.1007/s12022-011-9156-9


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