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Evaluation of efficacy, safety, pain perception and health-related quality of life of percutaneous ethanol injection as first-line treatment in symptomatic thyroid cysts
Reverter, Jordi L. (Institut Germans Trias i Pujol. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol)
Alonso, Núria (Institut Germans Trias i Pujol. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol)
Avila, Marta (Institut Germans Trias i Pujol. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol)
Lucas, Anna (Institut Germans Trias i Pujol. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol)
Mauricio, Dídac (Institut Germans Trias i Pujol. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol)
Puig Domingo, Manuel (Institut Germans Trias i Pujol. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol)
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Diabetis y Efermedades Metabólicas Asociadas (CIBERDEM)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Institut Germans Trias i Pujol

Data: 2015
Resum: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, pain perception and health-related quality of life (QoL) of percutaneous ethanol injection treatment (PEIT) as an alternative to thyroid surgery in symptomatic thyroid cysts. Thirty consecutive patients (46 ± 10 years; 82 % women) with symptomatic benign thyroid cysts relapsed after drainage were included. In all cases, cytology prior to treatment, maximum cyst diameter and volume were determined. PEIT was conducted using the established procedure, and the volume of fluid removed and pain perceived by the patient were assessed. In each procedure, the volume of alcohol instilled was <2 ml. After follow-up, final cyst diameter and volume were determined and the persistence of symptoms and QoL were assessed by a questionnaire (SF-36). Mean symptom duration was 10 ± 20 months. A single session of PEIT was required to complete the procedure in 45 % of patients, two in 31 % and three in 13 %. Mean initial maximum cyst diameter was 3. 5 ± 1. 0 cm and mean extracted liquid volume 61 ± 36 ml. During PEIT, 39 % of patients experienced virtually no pain, 43 % mild pain and 17 % moderate pain. No complications of PEIT were observed. After 12. 1 ± 1. 4 months of follow-up, cysts were reduced more than 70 % in volume in 86. 3 % of patients, more than 80 % in 61. 9 % and more than 90 % in 42 %. On the health-related QoL SF-36 questionnaire, patient scores 6 months post-PEIT did not differ significantly from those of the healthy Spanish population. With respect to cosmetic complaints or local symptoms of compression, PEIT-treated patients presented an initial score of 22 ± 8 and 13 ± 5 after treatment (p < 0. 05). In our experience, percutaneous ethanol injection has prove to be an effective, safe and well-tolerated first-line treatment of symptomatic thyroid cysts.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Thyroid cysts ; Percutaneous ethanol injection ; Health-related quality of life ; Pain
Publicat a: BMC Endocrine Disorders, Vol. 15 (november 2015) , ISSN 1472-6823

DOI: 10.1186/s12902-015-0069-3
PMID: 26610707


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