|The Cần Thơ Oncology Hospital has begun using Radiofrequency ablation to treat patients with benign thyroid nodules. — Photo congan.com.vn|
HCM CITY — The Cần Thơ Oncology Hospital has treated its first two patients with benign thyroid nodules using radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
It is the first hospital in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and the third in the country to use this minimally invasive technique.
The HCM City University Medical Centre transferred the new technology to the hospital, which performed the procedure for the first time on April 8.
Doctors advise using the procedure as an alternative to surgery for patients who have nodules measuring 2-5cm that cause symptoms or cosmetic concerns.
In Việt Nam around 115,000 patients with thyroid nodules are treated, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health. — VNS