Who requires this procedure ?

This procedure is reserved for patients who have benign nodules in their thyroid and causing mass effect on adjacent vital structures , causing change in voice

What is the underlying problem?

The underlying disease is a nodule 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 Ultrasound

What are the steps of procedure?

The nodule is identified with ultrasound guidance and microwave antenna is placed through out the lesion and is slowly burnt.

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.