Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is safe and may have a long-lasting effect in patients with benign thyroid nodules. According to study results published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, nodule shrinkage and improvement in compressive symptoms and aesthetic discomfort were evident following a single RFA session.

At present, laser treatment and RFA thermal ablation are the most widely used nonsurgical approaches to treat benign solid thyroid nodules, but evidence regarding the long-term effects is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a single RFA session in patients with benign thyroid nodules, followed for >3 years.

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