Nonoperative Ablative Procedures for Recurrent Cancer

  • Gil Abramovici
  • Jack M. Monchik
  • Damian E. Dupuy


In 2009, there was an estimated 37,200 new cases of thyroid cancer detected in the United States. This astounding 206% increase in incidence over the course of a decade makes thyroid cancer the most common endocrine malignancy. The rise has partially been attributed to the increased use of ultrasonography for cancer detection and more rigorous surveillance with this imaging modality for disease recurrence. The majority of these small cancers found with imaging are of the papillary subtype, which accounts for 75–85% of all thyroid malignancies, and have a reported 10-year survival rate of 90–98%. Papillary and follicular carcinomas are both well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC). These tumors have an excellent prognosis with surgery as the primary mode of therapy.


Thyroid Cancer Radiofrequency Ablation Parathyroid Adenoma Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Internal Cool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gil Abramovici
    • 1
  • Jack M. Monchik
    • 1
  • Damian E. Dupuy
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Endocrine SurgeryRhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.The Warren Alpert medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

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