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IGILUC 2019 /
Principle and technique for radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules

18th - 19th Apr 2019

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Published: 08.05.19
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Prof Kwang Hwi Lee - Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Prof Kwang Hwi Lee speaks to ecancer at the 2019 International Gastrointestinal, Liver and Uro-Oncology Conference (IGILUC) in Cairo about the use of radiofrequency ablation for the non-invasive treatment of benign thyroid nodules.

Prof Lee describes the principle of this method, which uses electricity to cause tissue damage by exerting agitation and a high temperature to the tumour.

He also discusses the accuracy of this method, in which the success rate for treating the thyroid in this way is more than 95 percent and has achieved a volume reduction rate of more than 90 percent - compared to other conventional methods.

Prof Lee states that this technique is commonly used in European countries and Korea. However, Prof Lee hopes that the use of radiofrequency ablation in this disease setting will be used further afield, such as the Middle East and Africa.


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