Echotherapy enables the non-invasive treatment of breast fibroadenomas and benign thyroid nodules. Clinical trials are in progress for varicose veins treatment.
Most of the breast lesions are benign. Breast fibroadenoma is the most common, and is also called adenofibroma or breast fibroid. Although common at all ages, it mainly develops in women between 15 and 35. Breast fibroadenomas can move around freely; their aspect is firm solid and smooth and limits are well defined and can be easily identified.
Thyroid nodules are masses which generally appear in a normal thyroid gland and usually measure less than 1cm. These abnormal tissue growths in the thyroid are often located on the edge of the thyroid gland, with the patient feeling like a mass in the throat. When they become large enough, or if the patient is thin, a mass can sometimes appear in the neck.
A varicose vein is an abnormal dilatation of a vein. In the lower limbs, varicose veins are visible under the skin. Many hereditary and lifestyle factors favor them. Medical management prevents the occurrence of complications (rupture, thrombosis, dermatitis …). 30% of the population is concerned.