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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331885/autonomously-hyperfunctioning-cystic-nodule-harbouring-thyroid-carcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Maria João Lima, Virgínia Soares, Pedro Koch, Artur Silva, António Taveira-Gomes
INTRODUCTION: Hyperthyroidism is rarely associated with malignancy, but it cannot rule out thyroid cancer. Although there is published data describing this coexistence, thyroid carcinomas inside autonomously functioning nodules are uncommon. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 49-year-old woman presented with a cervical mass, unexplained weight loss and anxiousness, sweating and insomnia. On physical examination, she had a palpable left thyroid nodule. Thyroid function tests showed suppressed TSH (<0,1 uUI/mL), thyroxine 1,44 ng/dL (normal range 0,70-1,48) and triiodothyronine 4,33 pg/mL (normal range 1,71-3,71)...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324909/effect-of-hypoparathyroid-on-bone-mineral-density-of-lumber-spine-in-postmenopausal-women-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancinoma
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Yongli Bai, Yanlei Huo, Fei Yu, Danyang Wang, Chao Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of hypoparathyroid on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). SUBJECT AND METHODS: Postmenopausal women with postoperative DTC, and undergoing thyroid residual ablation or for metastases treatment were collected and followed for two years. They were divided into hypoparathyroid group (PTH<15pg/mL) and a normal cognitive group (PTH>15pg/mL). Bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine was analyzed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at baseline, 6, 12 and 24 months...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321030/crabp1-c1ql1-and-lcn2-are-biomarkers-of-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-and-predict-extrathyroidal-extension
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Ricardo Celestino, Torfinn Nome, Ana Pestana, Andreas M Hoff, A Pedro Gonçalves, Luísa Pereira, Bruno Cavadas, Catarina Eloy, Trine Bjøro, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Rolf I Skotheim, Paula Soares
BACKGROUND: The prognostic variability of thyroid carcinomas has led to the search for accurate biomarkers at the molecular level. Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) is a typical example of differentiated thyroid carcinomas (DTC) in which challenges are faced in the differential diagnosis. METHODS: We used high-throughput paired-end RNA sequencing technology to study four cases of FTC with different degree of capsular invasion: two minimally invasive (mFTC) and two widely invasive FTC (wFTC)...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317481/iaps-cause-resistance-to-trail-dependent-apoptosis-in-follicular-thyroid-cancer
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Thomas Artur Werner, Inga Nolten, Levent Dizdar, Jasmin Riemer, Sina Christin Schütte, Pablo Emilio Verde, Katharina Raba, Matthias Schott, Wolfram Trudo Knoefel, Andreas Krieg
Follicular thyroid cancer's (FTC) excellent long-term prognosis is mainly dependent on complete surgical removal and postoperative radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment. However, once the tumour becomes RAI refractory the 10-year disease specific survival rate drops below 10 %. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prognostic and biological role of the TRAIL system in FTC and to elucidate the influence of small molecule mediated antagonization of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) on TRAIL-sensitivity in vitro...
January 9, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317047/histogram-analysis-of-greyscale-sonograms-to-differentiate-between-the-subtypes-of-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#5
M-R Kwon, J H Shin, S Y Hahn, Y L Oh, J Y Kwak, E Lee, Y Lim
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic value of histogram analysis using ultrasound (US) to differentiate between the subtypes of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study included 151 patients with surgically confirmed FVPTC diagnosed between January 2014 and May 2016. Their preoperative US features were reviewed retrospectively. Histogram parameters (mean, maximum, minimum, range, root mean square, skewness, kurtosis, energy, entropy, and correlation) were obtained for each nodule...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306248/cyclooxygenase-2-cox-2-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinomas-in-the-turkish-population
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Bekir Uçan, Mustafa Özbek, Mustafa Şahin, Muhammed Kızılgül, Erman Çakal
Background/aim: The most common thyroid malignancies are papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas. They account for approximately 85%-90% of all thyroid cancers. Recent studies have reported the relevance of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) gene polymorphism in human carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between thyroid carcinoma and COX-2 gene polymorphism in the Turkish population.Materials and methods: We included a total of 96 differentiated thyroid cancer patients (mean age: 46...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306020/a-selective-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-6-dual-inhibitor-ribociclib-lee011-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-aggressive-thyroid-cancer
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Hyun Joo Lee, Woo Kyung Lee, Chan Woo Kang, Cheol Ryong Ku, Yoon Hee Cho, Eun Jig Lee
The RB-E2F1 pathway is an important mechanism of cell-cycle control, and deregulation of this pathway is one of the key factors contributing to tumorigenesis. Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) and Cyclin D have been known to increase in aggressive thyroid cancer. However, there has been no study to investigate effects of a selective CDK 4/6 inhibitor, Ribociclib (LEE011), in thyroid cancer. Performing Western blotting, we found that RB phosphorylation and the expression of Cyclin D are significantly higher in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) cell lines as well as anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) cell lines, compared with normal thyroid cell line and follicular thyroid cancer cell line...
January 3, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302495/modified-transoral-endoscopic-thyroid-surgery-for-treatment-of-thyroid-cancer-operative-steps-and-video
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Xiao-Wei Peng, Hui Li, Zan Li, Xiao Zhou, Da-Jiang Song, Bo Zhou, Chun-Liu Lv, Wen Peng
In this video we describe a kind of modified transoral endoscopic thyroid surgery involving meticulous dissection of mental nerve. Inclusion criteria are: the diameter of benign tumors such as thyroid cyst, nodular goiter were limited less than 50 mm; the malignant thyroid tumors including follicular and papillary microcarcinoma were defined as a papillary carcinoma <2 cm in diameter and endoscopic surgery required for the patient. A 6 cm arc-shaped incision was designed at oral vestibule. The branches of mental nerves at both sides were identified and exposed carefully...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289659/elevated-aggressive-behavior-in-male-mice-with-thyroid-specific-prkar1a-and-global-epac1-gene-deletion
#9
Kathryn L G Russart, Danielle Huk, Randy J Nelson, Lawrence S Kirschner
Alterations in circulating thyroid hormone concentrations are associated with several psychological and behavioral disorders. In humans, behavioral disorders such as anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can be associated with thyroid disease. The Tpo-Cre;Prkar1aflox/flox;Epac1-/- (R1A-Epac1KO) mice, originally bred to investigate the role of exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac1) in follicular thyroid cancer, displayed self-mutilating and aggressive behaviors during casual observation...
December 28, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281951/gene-fusions-in-thyroid-cancer
#10
Valentina D Yakushina, Larisa V Lerner, Alexander V Lavrov
Gene fusions are known in many cancers as driver or passenger mutations. They play an important role in both etiology and pathogenesis of cancer and are considered as potential diagnostic and prognostic markers and possible therapeutic targets. Spectrum and prevalence of gene fusions in thyroid cancer ranges from single cases up to 80% depending on specific type of cancer. During last three years massive parallel sequencing technologies revealed new fusions and allowed detailed characteristics of fusions in different types of thyroid cancer...
December 27, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275532/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-iodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-experience-in-clinical-practice
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M Molina-Vega, J García-Alemán, A Sebastián-Ochoa, I Mancha-Doblas, J M Trigo-Pérez, F Tinahones-Madueño
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe our clinical experience with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and to evaluate their efficacy and tolerability in patients with iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). METHODS: There were 17 patients (47.1% women, mean age: 65.7) with DTC iodine-refractory (9 papillary, 2 follicular and 3 Hürthle cell), treated with TKIs: 16 with sorafenib and 1 with lenvatinib as first-line treatment; 7 required second-line treatment (4 lenvatinib and 3 axitinib)...
December 23, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273943/thyroid-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-with-pten-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome-phts
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Michaela Plamper, Felix Schreiner, Bettina Gohlke, Janina Kionke, Eckard Korsch, James Kirkpatrick, Mark Born, Stefan Aretz, Joachim Woelfle
Patients with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) are at increased risk of developing benign and malignant tumors, including thyroid carcinoma. Benign thyroid lesions and single cases of thyroid carcinoma have been reported in children with PHTS. We conducted a retrospective, single-centered study including children and adolescents with a molecularly proven diagnosis of PTEN. Our cohort consists of 16 patients, with a mean age at diagnosis PHTS of 5.7 years. Twelve of 16 cases exhibited thyroid abnormalities (75%)...
December 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251367/thyroid-fna-diagnostics-in-a-real-life-setting-experiences-of-the-implementation-of-the-bethesda-system-in-finland
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I Paajanen, S Metso, P Jaatinen, I Kholová
INTRODUCTION: The Bethesda system is widely accepted for thyroid FNA diagnostics, but has scarcely been analysed in relation to clinical background data. Our aim was to analyse the thyroid FNA diagnostic process in view of clinical data, and to assess the validity of the Bethesda system during the first year of implementation. METHODS: There were 415 thyroid FNAs taken from 363 patients during October 2011-September 2012 in the Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Finland...
December 18, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242405/digitalis-like-compounds-restore-hnis-expression-and-iodide-uptake-capacity-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Marika H Tesselaar, Thomas Crezee, Imke Schuurmans, Danny Gerrits, James Nagarajah, Otto C Boerman, Ilse van Engen-van Grunsven, Johannes W A Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Theo S Plantinga
Purpose: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is a rare malignancy that accounts for 1-2% of all thyroid cancers. ATC is one of the most aggressive human cancers, with rapid growth, tumor invasion and development of distant metastases. The median survival is only 5 months and the 1-year survival is less than 20%. Moreover, as a result of severe dedifferentiation including the loss of human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) expression, radioactive iodide (RAI) therapy is ineffective. Recently, we have demonstrated beneficial effects of autophagy activating digitalis-like compounds (DLCs) on redifferentiation and concomitant restoration of iodide uptake in RAI-refractory papillary and follicular thyroid cancer cell lines...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239041/hereditary-and-familial-thyroid-tumours
#15
REVIEW
Julie Guilmette, Vania Nosé
The worldwide incidence of thyroid malignancies has been increasing rapidly. Sensitive imaging modalities and early detection of thyroid lesions have made thyroid cancers the most rapidly increasing cancers in the USA in 2017 (SEER Cancer Facts, 2017). Clinical awareness of potential risk factors, such as inherited thyroid cancers, has allowed earlier recognition of more vulnerable population clusters. Hereditary thyroid neoplasms arising from calcitonin-producing C cells are known as familial medullary thyroid carcinomas (FMTCs), and include well-documented syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia IIA or IIB, and pure familial medullary thyroid carcinoma syndrome...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239040/molecular-pathology-of-thyroid-tumours-of-follicular-cells-a-review-of-genetic-alterations-and-their-clinicopathological-relevance
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REVIEW
Giorgia Acquaviva, Michela Visani, Andrea Repaci, Kerry J Rhoden, Dario de Biase, Annalisa Pession, Tallini Giovanni
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy. Knowledge of the molecular pathology of thyroid tumours originating from follicular cells has greatly advanced in the past several years. Common molecular alterations, such as BRAF p.V600E, RAS point mutations, and fusion oncogenes (RET-PTC being the prototypical example), have been, respectively, associated with conventional papillary carcinoma, follicular-patterned tumours (follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma, and the follicular variant of papillary carcinoma/non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features), and with papillary carcinomas from young patients and arising after exposure to ionising radiation, respectively...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239036/a-user-s-guide-to-non-invasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-niftp
#17
REVIEW
Yin P Hung, Justine A Barletta
The term non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) was recently introduced to replace a subset of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC). The goal of this change was to promote more conservative management of these tumours and spare patients the psychological burden of a cancer diagnosis. The histological diagnosis of NIFTP is stringent: the tumour needs to demonstrate encapsulation or circumscription, a purely follicular architecture and the presence of nuclear features of papillary thyroid carcinoma, while lacking capsular and vascular invasion, a significant component of solid growth and high-grade features (increased mitotic activity and necrosis)...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234625/insight-into-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-gross-pathological-specimen-shrinkage-and-its-influence-on-tnm-staging
#18
Alexis Lacout, Emmanuel Chamorey, Juliette Thariat, Mostafa El Hajjam, Carole Chevenet, Renaud Schiappa, Pierre Yves Marcy
Introduction: This study aimed at comparing thyroid cancer staging when taking into account the differences between the "T" assessment" using ultrasound (US) and histopathological measurements. Material and Methods: This retrospective study included all consecutive differentiated follicular thyroid cancer (DTC) and medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) patients who underwent postoperative histopathological staging assessment at a single institution. Anaplastic thyroid carcinomas were excluded from the present study...
November 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234267/incidental-detection-of-occult-thyroid-carcinoma-with-11c-choline-pet-ct-for-high-risk-prostate-cancer
#19
Adama Ouattara, Tiago Ribeiro de Oliveira, Serge Holz, Hannes Van den Bossche, David Strybol, Christophe Assenmacher, Wouter Everaerts, Gert De Meerleer, Steven Joniau
We report a case of a 65-year-old male patient with high-risk prostate cancer, re-staged with 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for prostate specific antigen recurrences 3 years after radical prostatectomy and adjuvant radiation therapy. In addition to 2 suspicious presacral lymph nodes which were resected and proven to be metastatic, PET/CT revealed a very high uptake in a calcified thyroid nodule. Evaluation with fine needle aspiration was suspicious for thyroid carcinoma and the patient underwent total thyroidectomy, confirming a non-metastatic encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma...
November 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220531/effect-of-age-on-response-to-therapy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer-at-high-risk-of-recurrence
#20
Sona Shah, Laura Boucai
Context: Age at diagnosis has been identified as a major determinant of thyroid cancer-specific survival with older patients being at higher risk for mortality, but the association of age with risk of recurrence has not been studied to date. Objective: To examine the effect of patient's age on response to therapy and disease-specific mortality in a cohort of thyroid cancer patients at high-risk of recurrence as defined by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) risk stratification system...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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