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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647794/an-update-on-the-risk-of-lymph-node-metastasis-for-the-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-the-new-diagnostic-paradigm
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Aleksandra M Sowder, Benjamin L Witt, Jason P Hunt
Previous data has shown that the risk of nodal metastases is significantly greater for classical papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) as compared to the follicular variant (FVPTC). Given a recent change in diagnostic paradigm and definition of the noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) we intended to investigate if there remains a significant difference in nodal involvement between classical PTC and FVPTC. A 6-year retrospective review of all cases with FVPTC in the diagnostic line from the University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories was conducted...
June 24, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639967/ras-positive-thyroid-nodules
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Trevor E Angell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review focuses on the uncertainty regarding the management of rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog RAS-positive thyroid nodules. The application of oncogene testing has been heralded for improving risk assessment for indeterminate cytology thyroid nodules and has grown in clinical use. RAS mutations are historically considered oncogenic. However, RAS mutation detection in thyroid nodules has proven problematic, as these mutations are found in benign and malignant lesions...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639242/accuracy-of-fine-needle-cytology-in-histological-prediction-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-variants-a-prospective-study
#3
Anna Cipolletta Campanile, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Nunzia Simona Losito, Gerardo Botti, Maria Grazia Chiofalo, Antongiulio Faggiano, Roberta Siciliano, Annamaria Colao, Luciano Pezzullo, Franco Fulciniti
Fine needle cytology (FNC) is a crucial procedure in the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid tumors. Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), in its classic variant (cPTC), is the most common malignant neoplasm of the thyroid. Several histological variants of PTC have been described, each one with its own characteristics and prognosis. The ability of FNC to identify the variants represents a challenge even for a skilled pathologist. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic cytological accuracy of FNC in PTC and to look for specific features that could predict the different variants...
June 21, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631628/the-absence-of-cd56-expression-can-differentiate-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-from-other-thyroid-lesions
#4
Ioana Golu, Mihaela Maria Vlad, Alis Dema, Lavinia Cristina Moleriu, Anca Tudor, Mihaela Iacob, Oana Popa, Marioara Cornianu
CONTEXT: The neural cell adhesion molecule CD56 is an antigen important for the differentiation of the follicular epithelium. Recent studies have reported low or absent expression of CD56 in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and its presence in normal thyroid tissue, benign thyroid lesions, and most follicular non-PTC tumors. AIM: We wish to estimate the value of CD56 in the differentiation of PTC (including follicular variant-PTC [FV-PTC]) from other nontumoral lesions and follicular thyroid neoplasias...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620501/efficacy-of-lenvatinib-in-a-patient-with-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Kazuyuki Oishi, Daisuke Takabatake, Yuichi Shibuya
We experienced a case of an 82-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of dysphagia and dyspnea. Cervical contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed diffuse thyroid neoplasms causing significant tracheal stenosis with tumors, particularly of the superior mediastinum, which were associated with an embolism of the brachiocephalic vein and suspected invasion to the bilateral common carotid arteries. Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) was diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration; thus, emergency tracheostomy and gastrostomy were performed...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620008/pten-dicer1-fh-and-their-associated-tumor-susceptibility-syndromes-clinical-features-genetics-and-surveillance-recommendations-in-childhood
#6
REVIEW
Kris Ann P Schultz, Surya P Rednam, Junne Kamihara, Leslie Doros, Maria Isabel Achatz, Jonathan D Wasserman, Lisa R Diller, Laurence Brugières, Harriet Druker, Katherine A Schneider, Rose B McGee, William D Foulkes
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS), DICER1 syndrome, and hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) syndrome are pleiotropic tumor predisposition syndromes that include benign and malignant neoplasms affecting adults and children. PHTS includes several disorders with shared and distinct clinical features. These are associated with elevated lifetime risk of breast, thyroid, endometrial, colorectal, and renal cancers as well as melanoma. Thyroid cancer represents the predominant cancer risk under age 20 years...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618022/utility-of-a-formatted-pathologic-reporting-system-in-thyroid-core-needle-biopsy-a-validation-study-of-1998-consecutive-cases
#7
Ji-Young Choe, Yoonjin Kwak, Mimi Kim, Yul Ri Chung, Hyun Jeong Kim, Yeo Koon Kim, So Yeon Park
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid core needle biopsy (CNB) is increasingly being used as a tool for evaluating thyroid nodules; thus, standardization of its diagnostic terminology is called for. We aimed to analyze the pathologic reporting system of thyroid CNB based on the recently proposed protocol by the Korean Endocrine Pathology Thyroid Core Needle Biopsy Study Group and evaluate its usefulness. DESIGN/METHODS: 1998 consecutive cases of thyroid CNBs were reviewed and divided into 6 categories according to the protocol...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612612/-molecular-aspects-of-thyroid-tumors-with-emphasis-on-microrna-and-their-clinical-implications
#8
M Ludvíková, I Kholová, D Kalfeřt
BACKGROUND: Central to neoplastic transformation and tumor progression is alteration of the signaling pathways that control cell proliferation and apoptosis. The key mechanisms for this neoplastic process are genetic changes (mutations of cancer-related genes) and recently identified epigenetic changes that involve DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling (which has a profound effect on the control of gene expression), and noncoding, regulatory RNA (notably, microRNA - miRNA). MiRNAs control expression of their target gene post-transcriptionally...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612210/surgical-approach-to-level-vi-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-an-overview
#9
REVIEW
Carmela De Crea, Marco Raffaelli, Luca Sessa, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Rocco Bellantone
One of the most controversial issues in the treatment of thyroid cancer is the management of the central neck nodes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Lymph node involvement is common in patients with PTC and it may negatively affect recurrence rate and, probably, survival. Although therapeutic compartment-oriented central neck dissection is the standard treatment for patients with clinical nodal involvement (cN1) PTC, the role and the extension for elective or prophylactic central neck dissection (PCND) in patients with clinically node negative (cN0) neoplasms remains controversial...
June 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610401/oncogenesis-of-thyroid-cancer
#10
Enas Younis
Thyroid neoplasms encompass a variety of lesions that range from benign adenomas to malignancies. These latter can be well-differentiated, poorly differentiated or undifferentiated (anaplastic) carcinomas. More than 95% of thyroid cancers are derived from thyroid follicular cells, while 2-3% (medullary thyroid cancers, MTC) originate from calcitonin producing C-cells. Over the last decade, investigators have developed a clearer understanding of genetic alterations underlying thyroid carcinogenesis. A number of point mutations and translocations are involved, not only in its tumorigenesis, but also as have potential use as diagnostic and prognostic indicators and therapeutic targets...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609825/the-use-of-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology-in-korea-a-nationwide-multicenter-survey-by-the-korean-society-of-endocrine-pathologists
#11
Mi Mi Kim, Hyo Jin Park, Hye Sook Min, Hyeong Ju Kwon, Chan Kwon Jung, Seoung Wan Chae, Hyun Ju Yoo, Yoo Duk Choi, Mi Ja Lee, Jeong Ja Kwak, Dong Eun Song, Dong Hoon Kim, Hye Kyung Lee, Ji Yeon Kim, Sook Hee Hong, Jang Sihn Sohn, Hyun Seung Lee, So Yeon Park, Soon Won Hong, Mi Kyung Shin
Background: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) has standardized the reporting of thyroid cytology specimens. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the nationwide usage of TBSRTC and assess the malignancy rates in each category of TBSRTC in Korea. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire surveys were used for data collection on the fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules at 74 institutes in 2012. The incidences and follow-up malignancy rates of each category diagnosed from January to December, 2011, in each institute were also collected and analyzed...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609009/triage-of-the-indeterminate-thyroid-aspirate-what-are-the-options-for-the-practicing-cytopathologist
#12
Ayse M Onenerk, Marc P Pusztaszeri, Sule Canberk, William C Faquin
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) plays a key role in the early evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules; however, from 15% to 30% of FNA specimens are cytologically indeterminate. Molecular testing has proven useful when applied to indeterminate thyroid FNAs, and its use has been endorsed in the American Thyroid Association guidelines. In addition to the noncommercial ("in-house") application of v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF), rat sarcoma (RAS), rearranged in transformation/papillary thyroid carcinoma (RET/PTC), and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ/paired box gene 8 (PPARγ/PAX8) testing, there are currently 3 commercially available molecular panels that vary in their relative reported performances, strengths, and limitations...
June 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601658/thyroid-like-low-grade-nasopharyngeal-papillary-adenocarcinoma-with-squamous-differentiation-a-novel-histological-finding
#13
Takashi Oide, Osamu Kadosono, Jun Matsushima, Di Wu, Hiroaki Nagashima, Hideto Saigusa, Atsuko Masunaga, Yukio Nakatani, Kenzo Hiroshima
Thyroid-like low-grade nasopharyngeal papillary adenocarcinoma (TL-LGNPPA) is an extremely rare neoplasm originating from the nasopharyngeal surface epithelium. Histopathologically, TL-LGNPPA is characterized by cuboidal/columnar tumor cells forming papillary fronds and thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) expression resembling papillary thyroid carcinoma. To date, the recorded histological features of TL-LGNPPA have been almost uniform, and the range of histological variations in this tumor type has not been sufficiently understood...
June 7, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589092/-nodule-in-nodule-on-thyroid-ultrasonography-possibility-of-follicular-carcinoma-transformed-from-benign-thyroid-tumor
#14
Kaoru Kobayashi, Hisashi Ota, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Tomonori Yabuta, Mitsuhiro Fukushima, Hiroo Masuoka, Takuya Higashiyama, Minoru Kihara, Yasuhiro Ito, Akihiro Miya, Akira Miyauchi
BACKGROUND: It is generally considered impossible to differentiate follicular carcinomas from follicular adenomas by means of ultrasonography or cytology before surgery. Therefore, follicular carcinoma is histopathologically diagnosed by verifying capsular and/or vascular invasion after surgery. However, ultrasonography may play an important role in diagnosing follicular carcinoma preoperatively in a small number of cases. CASE DESCRIPTION: Four cases of follicular carcinoma or follicular neoplasm that transformed from a benign thyroid tumor and demonstrated a "nodule in nodule" appearance on ultrasonography are presented in this report...
April 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588771/renal-metastases-as-the-initial-presentation-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Yunfei Gao, Weiye Deng, Yanfeng Chen, Yunping Fan, Zhuming Guo
Distant metastasis of thyroid carcinoma is rare, and it occurs particularly rarely in renal regions, which represent ~3% of all thyroid distant metastases, with fewer than 30 single case study reports existing in the literature. The present study (and subsequent literature review) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) reports the case of a 53-year-old male patient who presented with a left renal mass and who had no previous history of thyroid disease. Following renal and thyroid surgery, postoperative pathology confirmed the case to be a follicular variant of PTC, accompanied by renal metastasis...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578631/surfactant-protein-a-and-napsin-a-in-the-immunohistochemical-characterization-of-canine-pulmonary-carcinomas-comparison-with-thyroid-transcription-factor-1
#16
Jessica Beck, Margaret A Miller, Chad Frank, Dee DuSold, José Antonio Ramos-Vara
Thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) is a specific and sensitive marker for canine pulmonary tumors but is also expressed in thyroid carcinomas, which commonly metastasize to lung. Napsin A and surfactant protein A (SP-A) are used in the histologic diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer in humans but have not been thoroughly evaluated in neoplasms of dogs. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of immunohistochemistry for SP-A, napsin A, and TTF-1 in the diagnosis of canine pulmonary carcinomas...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574869/cancer-incidence-estimation-method-an-apulian-experience
#17
Anna M Nannavecchia, Ivan Rashid, Francesco Cuccaro, Antonio Chieti, Danila Bruno, Maria G Burgio Lo Monaco, Cinzia Tanzarella, Lucia Bisceglia
The Cancer Registry of Puglia (RTP) was instituted in 2008 as a regional population-based cancer registry. It consists of six sections (Foggia, Barletta-Andria-Tran, Bari, Brindisi, Lecce, and Taranto) and covers more than 4 000 000 inhabitants. At present, four of six sections have received accreditation by AIRTUM (53% of regional population). To point out possible regional geographic variability in cancer incidence and also to support health services planning, we developed an original estimation method to ensure a complete territorial coverage...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574441/gene-expression-mrna-markers-for-differentiating-between-malignant-and-benign-follicular-thyroid-tumours
#18
Bartosz Wojtas, Aleksandra Pfeifer, Malgorzata Oczko-Wojciechowska, Jolanta Krajewska, Agnieszka Czarniecka, Aleksandra Kukulska, Markus Eszlinger, Thomas Musholt, Tomasz Stokowy, Michal Swierniak, Ewa Stobiecka, Ewa Chmielik, Dagmara Rusinek, Tomasz Tyszkiewicz, Monika Halczok, Steffen Hauptmann, Dariusz Lange, Michal Jarzab, Ralf Paschke, Barbara Jarzab
Distinguishing between follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) and follicular thyroid adenoma (FTA) constitutes a long-standing diagnostic problem resulting in equivocal histopathological diagnoses. There is therefore a need for additional molecular markers. To identify molecular differences between FTC and FTA, we analyzed the gene expression microarray data of 52 follicular neoplasms. We also performed a meta-analysis involving 14 studies employing high throughput methods (365 follicular neoplasms analyzed). Based on these two analyses, we selected 18 genes differentially expressed between FTA and FTC...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567111/cytomorphologic-features-distinguishing-bethesda-category-iv-thyroid-lesions-from-parathyroid
#19
Simon Sung, Anjali Saqi, Elizabeth M Margolskee, John P Crapanzano
BACKGROUND: Thyroid follicular cells share similar cytomorphological features with parathyroid. Without a clinical suspicion, the distinction between a thyroid neoplasm and an intrathyroidal parathyroid can be challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the distinguishing cytomorphological features of parathyroid (including intrathyroidal) and Bethesda category IV (Beth-IV) thyroid follicular lesions, which carry a 15%-30% risk of malignancy and are often followed up with surgical resection...
2017: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558450/-transoral-coblation-assisted-endoscopic-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-superficial-tongue-base-tumours
#20
W Y Li, H Huo, D H Yang, J H Liu, J Wang, X F Jin, Y Y Niu
Objective: To introduce the method of transoral coblation-assisted endoscopic minimally invasive surgery for superficial tongue base tumour. Methods: A total of 15 patients treated with transoral coblation-assisted endoscopic minimally invasive surgery from Mar. 2006 to Aug. 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. There were 9 patients with malignant tumors, 6 patients with benign neoplasms. Adjuvant postoperative radiation therapy was applied in three cases of squamous cell carcinoma, neck was performed in four cases of cancer...
May 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
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