Thyroid Cyst-Ethanol Ablation
This procedure is reserved for patients who have cysts in their thyroid and causing mass effect on adjacent vital structures , causing change in voiceWhat is the underlying problem?
The underlying disease is a cyst which sometimes develops in thyroid gland and because of its size causes compression of adjacent vessels and nerves.What are the consequences of postponing / worst complication if left untreated?
Worsening of pressure effects on adjacent vessels and nerves..How is it diagnosed?
High Resolution UltrasoundWhat are the steps of procedure?
The cyst fluid is aspirated under ultrasound guidance and alcohol is injected , which seals the walls.Why ultrasound approach?
Interventional radiology offers no blade procedure, done under ultrasound guidance and local anesthesia as an office procedure & does not harm the adjacent vital structures.