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Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology

, Volume 143, Issue 12, pp 2637–2639 | Cite as

Image-guided ablations in patients with thyroid tumors

  • Valerio Ferrara
  • Ciriaco Buonomenna
  • Giovanni Mauri
Letter to the Editor

Dear Sirs,

We read with great interest the paper by Guang et al. entitled “Efficacy and safety of percutaneous ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation for treating cervical metastatic lymph nodes from papillary thyroid carcinoma” recently published in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology (2017). In this paper, the authors reported on the successful treatment of 54 metastatic lymph nodes from papillary thyroid cancer in 33 patients with ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation.

Image-guided ablations are achieving an everyday higher importance in the multidisciplinary management of cancer patients, being nowadays interventional oncology considered the fourth pillar of cancer care together with surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiotherapy. A promising and quite novel field of application is the application of image-guided ablations in the care of patients with thyroid benign and malignant tumors. Particularly, in patients with metastatic lymph nodes from...

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Conflict of interest

Valerio Ferrara declares that he has no conflict of interest. Ciriaco Buonomenna declares that he has no conflict of interest. Giovanni Mauri declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Milano, Scuola di Specializzazione in RadiodiagnosticaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Radiologia InterventisticaIRCCS Istituto Europeo di OncologiaMilanItaly

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