A recent paper published by Dr. Wei-Che Lin presents their work performing PET scans on patients with FLUS pathology (follicular lesion pathology on FNA). If the PET scan had an SUV <5 RFA was performed, if >5, were referred for surgery. They were followed overtime and the ones with SUVs less than five remain stable and did not regrow. Standard care was to send FLUS pathology to surgery with a 30% risk of malignancy. That equates to removing 70% that are still benign. This gives hope for many patients who still prefer to save their thyroid and avoid surgery. Thank you Dr. Wei-Chi-Lin et.al!!!

Click here to read the complete paper: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34154505/

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