Radiology 2021 Apr 27:202735. Epub 2021 Apr 27.
From the Department of Interventional Ultrasound Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, No. 2 Yinghuayuan East Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China (X.J.C., Y.W., Z.L.Z., L.L.P., Y.L., M.A.Y.); Department of Medical Ultrasound, Yantai Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, China (S.R.W., L.Q.); Department of Ultrasound, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China (Y.C., Y.L.Z.); Department of Thyroid, Beijing Beicheng Chinese Medicine Hospital, Beijing, China (J.L.); Department of Electrodiagnosis, the Affiliated Hospital to Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changchun, China (Z.B.C., X.W.); Department of Ultrasound, the First Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College of Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou, China (J.F.H., G.Z.Y.); Department of Breast and Thyroid Surgery, People's Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous, Wulumuqi, China (H.L.W., A.S.); Department of Ultrasound, Wuhai People's Hospital, Wuhai, China (G.L.); Department of Interventional Ultrasound, Qinghai Provincial People's Hospital, Xining, China (J.Q.G.); Department of Ultrasound, Mudanjiang Tumor Hospital, Mudanjiang, China (Y.H., X.F.L.); Special Inspection Section, Wendeng District People's Hospital, Wendeng, China (Z.H.W.); First Department of Surgery, Hebei Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shijiazhuang, China (Y.Z.); Department of Ultrasound, Bayannur Hospital, Bayannur China (M.J.); and Department of Ultrasound, Laixi Municipal Hospital, Laixi, China (L.L.S.).
Background Microwave ablation (MWA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have recently attracted interest as minimally invasive treatment modalities for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). However, the ablation outcomes of T1N0M0 PTC are not well characterized. Purpose To evaluate the efficacy and safety of thermal ablation (MWA or RFA) of solitary T1N0M0 PTC in patients who were ineligible for (due to presence of comorbid cardiovascular disease, renal failure, other malignancy, etc) or who refused surgery. Read More