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Thyroid ultrasonography

Sachin S Kumbhar, Ryan B O'Malley, Tracy J Robinson, Suresh Maximin, Neeraj Lalwani, David R Byrd, Carolyn L Wang
Optimal treatment of thyroid cancer is highly dependent on accurate staging of the extent of disease at presentation. Preoperative ultrasonography (US) is the most sensitive method for detecting metastatic lymph nodes and is recommended as part of the standard preoperative workup. Missed findings on preoperative scans may lead to understaging and inadequate surgical management, which subsequently predispose these patients to residual disease postoperatively and a higher risk for recurrence, possibly requiring repeat surgery...
October 21, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Michele M Merten, M Regina Castro, Jun Zhang, Jolanta M Durski, Mabel Ryder
BACKGROUND: Cytologically defined indeterminate thyroid nodules are a diagnostic challenge. Surgical lobectomy remains gold standard for definitive diagnosis, however, 70-85% of nodules are ultimately benign. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the negative predictive value (NPV) of F18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission computed tomography (PET/CT) in excluding cancer among cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules within our institution using surgical pathology as a gold standard reference and to perform a systematic review of published prospective studies on the NPV of PET/CT in evaluating indeterminate thyroid nodules...
October 20, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Soo Yeon Hahn, Jung Hee Shin, Hyun Kyung Lim, So Lyung Jung, Young Lyun Oh, In Ho Choi, Chan Kwon Jung
BACKGROUND: A recent concept was proposed that the non-invasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (EFVPTC) reclassified as "non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) is benign. Our aim was to identify the differences between NIFTP and non-NIFTP preoperatively. METHODS: This retrospective study included a total of 208 patients with 208 FVPTCs that were surgically confirmed at 3 university hospitals from 2008 through 2014...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
Ljubica Fustar Preradovic, Davorin Danic, Radan Dzodic
Parathyroid cysts (PCs) account for less than 1% of all parathyroid lesions and are most commonly located along thyroid lobes, rarely at ectopic sites. PCs are important because they can pose a differential diagnostic challenge against other cystic formations of the neck. PCs can be functional (elevated serum parathyroid hormone level) and nonfunctional. Four cases of nonfunctional PCs are presented. All four female patients underwent physical examination and ultrasonography of the neck with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (UG-FNA)...
October 19, 2016: Endocrine Journal
Brian H Lang, Tony Shek, Angel On-Kei Chan, C Y Lo, Koon Yat Wan
Background To balance the risk of disease progression, morbidity and efficacy of reoperative central neck dissection (RCND) in papillary thyroid carcinoma, the latest clinical guidelines recommend early surgery over surveillance when the largest diseased node is >8 mm in its smallest dimension. However, the evidence remains scarce. To determine an appropriate size for first-time RCND, we examined the relationship between size of largest diseased central node, morbidity and response-to-therapy following RCND...
October 17, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Alfredo Campennì, Salvatore Giovinazzo, Salvatore Antonio Pignata, Francesca Di Mauro, Domenico Santoro, Lorenzo Curtò, Francesco Trimarchi, Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Sergio Baldari
Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare malignancy, which usually occurs as a sporadic disease, and less frequently in the setting of genetic syndromes. Despite the association of parathyroid and thyroid disorders being quite common, the coexistence of parathyroid carcinoma and thyroid disease is rare. We reviewed the pertinent literature. The terms "parathyroid carcinoma" and "thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule(s), Graves' disease, autonomously functioning thyroid nodules" were used both separately and in reciprocal conjunction to search MEDLINE for articles published from January 2007 to March 2016...
October 15, 2016: Endocrine
Man-Li Guo, Xiao Zheng, Liu-Xue Yang, Ya-Li Qiu, Liang Cheng, Shao-Gang Ma
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) coexisting with ectopic thyroid is rare. Here we report a case of RTH with ectopic thyroid. A ten-year-old girl had been misdiagnosed as congenital hypothyroidism and treated with levothyroxine since she was born. Ten-year follow-up showed that the elevated thyrotropin was never suppressed by levothyroxine and no signs indicating hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism despite elevated FT3 and FT4 levels. Therefore the girl developed no defects in physical and cognitive development...
October 10, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Zdeněk Fryšák, David Karásek, Milan Halenka
Endocrine orbitopathy (EO) must be understood mainly as a result of oxidative stress. The pathological process finally affects both the appearance and vision of the patient. In the case of inappropriate or late treatment or lack of patient cooperation, it significantly influences the quality of life of those affected. In spite of the sophisticated dia-gnostic algorithms, in some cases it is difficult to confirm the diagnosis of EO. The range of laboratory methods, the essential part of the diagnostic process, has only recently been extended by the possibility of quantification of specific, stimulating immunoglobulins (TSI)...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Eric De Zoysa, Manjula Hettiarachchi, Chandrani Liyanage
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency and thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy is associated with number of adverse outcomes that includes mental and physical disabilities creating a huge human and economic burden in later life. Several indicators are used to assess the iodine status of a population: thyroid size by palpation and/or by ultrasonography, urinary iodine excretion and the blood thyroid hormone profile. METHODS: This prospective study was designed to assess the iodine nutrition during the course of pregnancy with reference to urine iodine concentration (UIC) and thyroid determinants among 425 pregnant women from Galle district, Sri Lanka...
October 12, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Kwang Hwi Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Jin Wook Baek, Yoo Jin Lee, Hye Jung Choo, Young Jun Cho, Sun Joo Lee, Young Mi Park, Soo Jin Jung, Hye Jin Baek
BACKGROUND: To date, appropriate management for Bethesda IV thyroid nodules is controversial, and no specific features of follicular neoplasm and nodular hyperplasia on ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), or other imaging modalities have been reported. This study aimed to compare CT features of follicular neoplasm and nodular hyperplasia and to determine the specific CT features that could be used to distinguish follicular neoplasm from nodular hyperplasia. METHODS: In 122 patients who underwent preoperative CT of the neck and thyroid surgery, 59 follicular neoplasms and 65 nodular hyperplasias were included...
October 3, 2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Andrea M Isidori, Vito Cantisani, Elisa Giannetta, Daniele Diacinti, Emanuele David, Valerio Forte, Daniela Elia, Corrado De Vito, Emilia Sbardella, Daniele Gianfrilli, Francesco Monteleone, Jessica Pepe, Salvatore Minisola, Giorgio Ascenti, Vito D'Andrea, Carlo Catalano, Ferdinando D'Ambrosio
To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound elastography with Elastoscan(TM) Core Index in the differential diagnosis of parathyroid lesions from ectopic thyroid nodules and lymph nodes. Seventy nine patients with repeatedly high levels of circulating intact parathyroid hormone, normal vitamin D and renal function tests, with an ultrasound scan showing a neck lesion, sharply demarcated from the thyroid lobules, were consecutively enrolled. Ultrasound with and without Color Doppler and ultrasound elastography were performed before histological examination...
October 5, 2016: Endocrine
Ka Hee Yi
Increased detection of thyroid nodules using high-resolution ultrasonography has resulted in a world-wide increase in the incidence of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Despite the steep increase in its incidence, the age-standardized mortality rate of thyroid cancer has remained stable, which leads toward a trend of more conservative treatment. The latest American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines for thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer revised in 2015 suggested that fine needle aspiration biopsy should be performed for thyroid nodules larger than 1 cm and lobectomy might be sufficient for 1 to 4 cm intrathyroidal DTC...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dariusz Janczak, Wiktor Pawlowski, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Dawid Janczak, Karolina Dorobisz, Michal Leśniak, Agnieszka Ziomek, Mariusz Chabowski
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer (TC) comprises 1% of all carcinomas and is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. The disease is more common in women, with its peak morbidity observed in 40-50-year-old patients. The main risk factors include radiation, iodine deficiency, hereditary background, and genetic mutations. Among all diagnosed thyroid nodules, 5%-30% will evolve into cancer. The gold-standard procedure in the preoperative evaluation of a nodular goiter, apart from ultrasonography, is fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Li Cao, Junna Ge, Donghui Zhao, Shangtong Lei
As a rare hypopharyngeal diverticulum, Killian-Jamieson diverticulum (KJD) is usually incidentally detected, small, asymptomatic and likely to be misdiagnosed as a thyroid nodule. In order to avoid unnecessary treatments resulting from misdiagnosis, principles to distinguish between esophageal diverticula and thyroid nodules should be noted clearly. The current study presents a case of an asymptomatic unilateral KJD that mimicked a calcified thyroid nodule. In the current case, a 40-year-old man presented with a 'suspected malignant thyroid nodule' in the left thyroid gland, and underwent left thyroid lobectomy and a neck exploration...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Bo Li, Yaqiong Zhang, Ping Yin, Jian Zhou, Tian'an Jiang
The present study aimed to investigate the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) coexisting with a thyroid abnormality, and to improve the accuracy of PTMC diagnosis. The ultrasonic features of 38 PTMC nodules coexisting with a thyroid abnormality and 56 thyroid benign nodules, obtained by surgical resection and confirmed by pathological analysis, were retrospectively analyzed. All masses were ≤ 1.0 cm in diameter. Ultrasonic features that were analyzed included the shape, aspect ratio, boundary, margin, echo, uniformity, presence or absence of microcalcification and enlargement of the lymph nodes, as well as the blood flow of the nodules...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
B Evranos, S B Polat, H Baser, D Ozdemir, A Kilicarslan, A Yalcin, R Ersoy, B Cakir
BACKGROUND: A fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most valuable diagnostic procedure for pre-operative discrimination of benign and malignant nodules. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology provides standardised reporting and cytomorphological criteria in aspiration smears. The aim of the present study was to determine malignancy rates in nodules with different cytology results and evaluate the diagnostic value of Bethesda for variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)...
September 25, 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Paula Boaventura, Cecília Durães, Adélia Mendes, Natália Rios Costa, Inês Chora, Sara Ferreira, Emanuel Araújo, Pedro Lopes, Gilberto Rosa, Pedro Marques, Paulo Bettencourt, Inês Oliveira, Francisco Costa, Isabel Ramos, Maria José Teles, João Tiago Guimarães, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Paula Soares
Head and neck cancers, and cardiovascular disease have been described as late effects of low dose radiation (LDR) exposure, namely in tinea capitis cohorts. In addition to radiation dose, gender and younger age at exposure, the genetic background might be involved in the susceptibility to LDR late effects. The -174 G>C (rs1800795) SNP in IL6 has been associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease, nevertheless this association is still controversial. We assessed the association of the IL6-174 G>C SNP with LDR effects such as thyroid carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and carotid atherosclerosis in the Portuguese tinea capitis cohort...
2016: PloS One
Jing Yu, Yanpeng Song, Zhibing Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of fine-needle aspiration biopsy and thyroglobulin measurement (FNAB-Tg) in diagnosing cervical lymph node (CLN) metastases in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) before thyroidectomy. METHODS: Ultrasonography (US)-guided FNAB was performed on 92 patients with PTCs with 105 CLNs before surgery. The wash-out of the FNAB-Tg level was detected. RESULTS: Based on the final pathology, 67 lymph nodes (LNs) were positive for metastasis, and 38 LNs were negative for metastasis...
September 19, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Jae Hong Sang, Nam Kyun Ki, Jae Hwan Cho, Jae Ouk Ahn, Jae Gun Sunwoo
[Purpose] This study investigated the serologic factors associated with metabolic syndrome and gallstones. [Subjects and Methods] The study evaluated subjects who visited a health promotion center in Seoul from March 2, 2013 to February 28, 2014, and had undergone abdominal ultrasonography. Height, weight, and blood pressure were measured. Blood sampling was performed for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride, fasting blood glucose, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, indirect bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, uric acid, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, thyroid stimulating hormone, and red and white blood cell counts...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Sanjiv V Choudhary, Uday V Choudhari
A 17-year-old girl presented with alopecia involving lateral margins of the scalp with primary amenorrhea. There was no history of parental consanguinity, and no other siblings were having similar complaints. Her secondary sexual characters were well developed with hypoplastic vagina. Histopathological findings from scalp biopsy showed features of alopecia areata. Ultrasonography of abdomen and pelvis revealed the absence of uterus and the right kidney. Follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, estradiol, testosterone, and thyroid function test was within normal limits...
July 2016: International Journal of Trichology
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