Laser-Induced Thermotherapy for Treatment of Nontoxic Goiter: Case Report
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Nodular formations of the thyroid gland are quite a widespread pathology. The prevalence of nodular goiter in the population is present in 50–70% of the total population. Basically, thyroid nodes are benign and aren’t a direct threat to human life.
Laser-induced thermotherapy is one of the minimally invasive methods of treatment. The main idea of laser-induced thermotherapy is to heat the thyroid nodule by laser radiation with a wavelength of 805–1060 nm to a temperature of 41–46°С.
In this case, the results of treatment by laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) in 7 patients with nontoxic goiter were studied. There were no complications after the procedure. The technique of LITT showed high efficiency as a treatment of nontoxic goiter, because in many cases there was a decrease in the size of the thyroid node by 71.6 ± 16.8%.
The introduction of LITT to the clinical practice and inclusion it into guidelines of nodular non-toxic goiter treatment can give to patient opportunity to treat nodes without surgical operations.
KeywordsLaser-induced thermotherapy Nontoxic goiter Thyroid nodes Thyroid
This study was supported by the Russian Government Program of Competitive Growth of Kazan Federal University.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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