Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3046
ARPA GAMEZ, Ángel; GONZALEZ SOTOLONGO, Odalys; CABREJAS, María Ofelia e MONTELLS, José Luis. Tratamiento con inyección percutánea de etanol en los nódulos tiroideos benignos. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2003, vol.32, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3046.
The treatment of the bening thyroid nodules is a controversial topic. Several reports on the efficacy of l percutaneousethano injection have appeared in literature during the last years. This paper is the first that deals with this subject in Cuba and shows the results of our experience. 25 patients with bening thyroid nodules were treated with this injection. Ethyl alcohol 25 % was administered at a dose equal to the 20 % of the volume of the nodule calculated by ultrasonography. It was obtained a percentage of reduction of 64.69 (DE: 39.28). 64 % of the patients reduced their nodules in more than 66 % of the initial volume, whereas 88 % attained some degree of reduction. The best response to the treatment was given by those patients under 40 with nodules of less than 10 mL of volume and a time of evolution of less than a year, although no statistical significance was shown in these associations. The procedure proved to be inocous, Only heat or local pain in the site of injection that may go to the ear was reported, but it was of short duration,.
Palavras-chave : THYROID DISEASES [therapy]; ETHANOL [therapeutic use].