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Sonographically guided percutaneous ethanol treatment of a symptomatic complex nodule with a large cystic component in a patient with thyroid hemiagenesis.
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PMID:  12210465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thyroid hemiagenesis is a rare anomaly that is usually discovered incidentally during the evaluation of unrelated thyroid disorders. We present the case of a patient with hemiagenesis of the left thyroid lobe and a large, recurrent, symptomatic complex nodule with a large cystic component that occupied most of the right lobe. She had previously undergone multiple unsuccessful aspirations of the cyst. The patient was successfully treated with an intranodular injection of ethanol under sonographic guidance. The success of this procedure resulted in the resolution of symptoms and avoidance of surgical resection of the right lobe, with resulting hypothyroidism. We recommend that ethanol injections be considered for treatment of symptomatic cystic or benign solid nodules in patients with thyroid hemiagenesis and in those who have undergone hemithyroidectomy and have symptomatic nodules.
Milena Braga-Basaria; Shehzad Basaria; Cléo Mesa; Anderson R Stolf; Hans Graf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-04     Completed Date:  2002-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Serviço de Endocrinologia e Metabologia do Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Rua Padre Camargo, 262, Curitiba 80.060, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / complications,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Ethanol / administration & dosage*
Thyroid Gland / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Thyroid Nodule / complications,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Interventional*
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