n South African Journal of Surgery - Tumour reduction with a Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator® in the palliative care of anaplastic thyroid cancer : case report

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



A 54-year-old woman developed a fungating locally invasive anaplastic thyroid cancer with distant metastases, and was treated with aggressive tumour reduction, using a Cavitron® Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator. This mode of treatment, applied for the first time in this context, proved to be effective, safe and improved her quality of life.

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