Post-operative neck nodal metastases are detected in 9-20 % of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Ultrasound-guided ethanol injection (UPEI) has been used with promising results in the treatment of PTC patients with limited number of lymph-node metastases. CLINICAL CASE: We report the imaging and biochemical documentation of UPEI results in four metastatic neck lymph-nodes of papillary thyroid-cancer. A significant reduction both in the diameter of the lymph-nodes and in the serum thyroglobulin levels were observed in all cases and have been reported in a step-by-step sequence. CONCLUSION: the UPEI treatment is a simple and suitable tool for the treatment of PTC cervical lymph-node metastases.

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection in papillary thyroid cancer metastatic lymph-nodes / G. Vannucchi, D. Covelli, M. Perrino, S. De Leo, L. Fugazzola. - In: ENDOCRINE. - ISSN 1559-0100. - 47:2(2014), pp. 648-651. [10.1007/s12020-014-0215-0]

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection in papillary thyroid cancer metastatic lymph-nodes

S. De Leo;L. Fugazzola
2014

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Post-operative neck nodal metastases are detected in 9-20 % of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Ultrasound-guided ethanol injection (UPEI) has been used with promising results in the treatment of PTC patients with limited number of lymph-node metastases. CLINICAL CASE: We report the imaging and biochemical documentation of UPEI results in four metastatic neck lymph-nodes of papillary thyroid-cancer. A significant reduction both in the diameter of the lymph-nodes and in the serum thyroglobulin levels were observed in all cases and have been reported in a step-by-step sequence. CONCLUSION: the UPEI treatment is a simple and suitable tool for the treatment of PTC cervical lymph-node metastases.
Settore MED/13 - Endocrinologia
2014
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