International Research Journals

Onur Kilıc

Department of General Surgery, Alsancak Nevval Salih Isgoren City Hospital, İzmir, Turkey


  • Original Articles   
    A new focus on pain in ultrasound-guided thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsies: cold sprays
    Author(s): Asli Mete*, Ilknur H Akbudak, Semin M Fenkci, Onur Kilıc and U Ergin Sagtas

    Background: Thyroid nodules are seen in many patients today, and fine needle aspiration biopsy is required to identify these nodules. These biopsies are usually performed with ultrasound guidance. Because these procedures are painful in many patients, the need for anesthesia emerges in the Thyroid FNAB. Aim: In our study, we wanted to examine whether the use of ethyl chloride sprays, which are also known as coolant sprays, is an alternative to local anesthetic creams, which is a conventionally used method for these procedures. Methods: This study included 77 patients who were admitted to the endocrinology outpatient clinic of Pamukkale University Medical Faculty (PAUTF) Hospital. In our study, we evaluated whether cold sprays containing ethyl chloride as an alternative method for local anesthesia to relieve pain in ultrasound-guided thyroid .. View More»

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