Ablation of Thyroid Nodules with Radiofrequency (RFA): questions and answers


Thyroid nodules are abnormal enlargements, almost always benign in nature, that can occur in the thyroid gland, located on the front of the larynx and trachea. About 95% of nodules are benign in nature, only about 5% are malignant. Among the latter the most frequent (70-80%) are the papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. Dr. Roberto Valcavi, expert […]

Graves Basedow Disease

SARS-CoV-2 (anti-Covid-19) vaccination is currently reducing the Covid-19 pandemic. Much has been discussed in scientific circles and also in the press about the possible side effects of vaccines. In a very recent article published in Thyroid, the official journal ATA (American Thyroid Association), Mexican researchers report for the first time Graves Basedow’s hyperthyroidism suddenly onset […]

What is a thyroid nodule?

The term thyroid nodule refers to an abnormal growth of thyroid cells that form a mass within the thyroid gland. About 95% of thyroid nodules are benign. About 5% of thyroid nodules contain malignant cells (thyroid cancer). In order to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer early, most thyroid nodules require careful clinical evaluation by the […]

What is the thyroid

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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the lower anterior region of the neck, in front of the trachea. It is composed of two portions called lobes, the right lobe and the left lobe, connected to each other by a thin flap of thyroid parenchyma, called the isthmus. The main role of the […]