RFA cases of our Institute
Patient with pronounced keloid tendency
before RFA. 64-year-old female patient with very large 50% cystic nodule, nodule volume right 169 ml (normal volume of right lobe approx. 10 ml). Thyroid surgery rejected due to tendency of proliferating scar formation.
before RFA – lateral view of neck
3 months after RFA the nodule volume is 33 ml (corresponds to a reduction of 80% compared to before RFA)
3 months after RFA – the information about the excessive scarring was not exaggerated, as one can see a small scarring despite only injury to the skin with an approx. 1.5 mm thin probe. This would have looked different after an operation.
The nodule has become smaller by that much: 136 ml. Measured ball sizes (from the handicraft shop) illustrate the extent of the reduction.
3 years following RFA
nodule volume: 3.5 ml (- 83%)
nodule is no longer visible
complaints: grade 0 (of 10)