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Thyroid Ultrasound

Jai Kyung You, Do Joong Kim, Bomi Kim, Yong Kook Hong
Mirror image artifact in ultrasound is not an unusual phenomenon. However, it is rarely seen in thyroid ultrasound because of the natural convexity of the tracheal surface. We report a mirror artifact during thyroid ultrasound in a patient with an excessively collapsible trachea. Minor pressure with the transducer made the trachea surface flat or concave, and then a cyst in the thyroid was mirrored across the trachea, which mimicked an intratracheal cyst. This case illustrates how an unusual collapsible trachea can generate an image that simulates an intratracheal lesion during thyroid ultrasound...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Zunfu Ke, Yihao Liu, Yunjian Zhang, Jie Li, Ming Kuang, Sui Peng, Jinyu Liang, Shuang Yu, Lei Su, Lili Chen, Cong Sun, Bin Li, Jessica Cao, Weiming Lv, Haipeng Xiao
Differentiation of benign and malignant thyroid nodules is crucial for clinical management. Here, we explored the efficacy of next‑generation sequencing (NGS) in predicting the classification of benign and malignant thyroid nodules and lymph node metastasis status, and simultaneously compared the results with ultrasound (US). Thyroline was designed to detect 15 target gene mutations and 2 fusions in 98 formalin‑fixed, paraffin‑embedded (FFPE) tissues, including those from 82 thyroid cancer (TC) patients and 16 patients with benign nodules...
June 14, 2018: Oncology Reports
Jin-Yu Liang, Xiao-Wen Huang, Hang-Tong Hu, Yi-Hao Liu, Qian Zhou, Qing-Hua Cao, Wei Wang, Bao-Xian Liu, Yan-Ling Zheng, Xin Li, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ming-de Lu, Sui Peng, Long-Zhong Liu, Haipeng Xiao
<b>Background</b> Visual interpretation of ultrasound (US) images alone may not be sensitive enough to detect important features of potentially malignant thyroid nodules. The aim of this study was to develop a radiomics score using US imaging to predict the probability for malignancy of thyroid nodules as compared with the Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) scoring criteria proposed by the American College of Radiology (ACR). <b>Methods</b> One hundred thirty-seven pathologically proven thyroid nodules from hospital #1 were enrolled as a training cohort while 95 nodules from hospital #2 served as the validation cohort...
June 13, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Javier García Callejo, Jaume Redondo Martínez, Miguel Civera, José Verdú Colomina, Verónica Pellicer Zoghbi, M Paz Martínez Beneyto
BACKGROUND: Thyroid abscess or acute suppurative thyroiditis is an unusual clinical condition. We present our experience with cases attended over 41 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on these patients reviewing their epidemiological characteristics and the diagnostic and therapeutic manoeuvres chosen for them all, as well as their clinical outcome. A group of 9 males and 5 females was studied, with ages ranging from 19 to 68 (mean of 40...
June 8, 2018: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Tiantian Ye, Xuepei Huang, Yu Xia, Li Ma, Liang Wang, Xingjian Lai, He Liu, Bo Zhang, Ke Lv, Li Huo, Ya Hu, Quan Liao, Yuxin Jiang
The aim of this article is to explore the value of ultrasonic diagnosis and localization of intrathyroid parathyroid diseases.The medical records of 15 patients with surgically confirmed intrathyroid parathyroid diseases were reviewed. We analyzed the diagnosis process and recorded sonographic features of these intrathyroid parathyroid lesions.The patients included 11 females (73%, 11/15) and 4 males (27%, 4/15) with a mean age of 46.2 ± 10.2 years and a mean lesion size of 2.1 ± 1.1 cm. A total of 11 intrathyroid parathyroid lesions in this study presented as hypoechoic (73...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Y Luo, Y Zhao, K Chen, J Shen, J Shi, S Lu, J Lei, Z Li, D Luo
PURPOSE: Lymph node metastasis (LNM) is a vital prognosis factor in patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). The study tried to identify clinicopathological factors for LNM of PTMC. METHODS: The clinicopathological data of 1031 patients with PTMC were extracted and analyzed. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to identify risk factors associated with cervical lymph node metastasis. ROC analysis was used to determine the ideal critical points of the sum of the maximum diameter of multifocal in a unilateral lobe...
June 6, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
D Januś, M Wójcik, A Taczanowska, P Sołtysiak, A Wędrychowicz, D Roztoczyńska, G Drabik, Ł Wyrobek, J B Starzyk
PURPOSE: To present the outcomes of ultrasound (US) follow-ups in children with autoimmune thyroid disease who did not have a thyroid nodule on admission but developed papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and to characterize the parenchymal changes in the thyroid gland prior to the development of PTC. METHODS: A retrospective thyroid US scan review of 327 patients diagnosed with AIT was performed. Forty patients (40/327, 12.2%) presented nodular AIT variant with a normoechogenic background...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Antonio Matrone, Francesco Latrofa, Liborio Torregrossa, Paolo Piaggi, Carla Gambale, Alessio Faranda, Debora Ricci, Laura Agate, Eleonora Molinaro, Fulvio Basolo, Paolo Vitti, Rossella Elisei
BACKGROUND: Thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb) can interfere with Tg measurement and can be used as "Tg surrogate" in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) treated with total thyroidectomy (TTx) plus radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA). At variance, few data, and in patients usually followed for a short term follow-up, have been reported about the changes of TgAb levels in patients treated with TTx but not RRA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of TgAb levels in DTC patients treated with TTx but not RRA and to identify the factors that influence these changes...
June 2, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Nalan Alan Selcuk, Turkay Toklu, Seval Beykan, Serife Ipek Karaaslan
In this study, we aimed to evaluate dosimetric approaches in ablation treatment of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (DTC) without interrupting the clinical routine. Prior to therapy, 10.7 MBq 131 I in average was orally given to 24 patients suffering from DTC. MIRD formalism was used for dosimetric calculations. For blood and bone marrow dosimetry, blood samples and whole-body counts were collected at 2, 24, 72, and 120 h after I-131 administration. For remnant tissue dosimetry, uptake measurements were performed at the same time intervals...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Anupama Roy Chowdhury, Jack Kian Ch'ng, Choon Chieh Tan
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) can present as a thyroid cyst. In its more aggressive form, PTC may be multifocal in nature and is associated with a poorer prognosis. In patients whom PTC is diagnosed incidentally after a diagnostic lobectomy, the decision whether to offer completion thyroidectomy is sometimes challenging to make if such patients fall in the 'low-to-intermediate' risk category. We present a case of a 55-year-old lady who had a predominantly cystic left thyroid nodule with no suspicious features on ultrasound as well as 2 subcentimetre simple right-sided cysts...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
Pablo Valderrabano, Melissa J McGettigan, Cesar Lam, Laila Khazai, Zachary J Thompson, Christine H Chung, Barbara A Centeno, Bryan McIver
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines recommend using a classification based on sonographic patterns to set the size-threshold for biopsies. Each pattern is associated with a distinct estimated rate of malignancy that, we hypothesize, should stratify the risk of malignancy of cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules. METHODS: Ultrasound images of 463 indeterminate thyroid nodules (38% atypia/follicular lesions of undetermined significance; 62% follicular neoplasms) with histological follow-up consecutively evaluated between 10/2008 and 06/2015 at our academic cancer center were independently evaluated by 3 observers and classified into one of the five sonographic patterns proposed by the ATA...
May 31, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Manuel R Blum, Baris Gencer, Luise Adam, Martin Feller, Tinh-Hai Collet, Bruno R da Costa, Elisavet Moutzouri, Jörn Dopheide, Michèle Depairon, Gerasimos P Sykiotis, Patricia Kearney, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Rudi Westendorp, David J Stott, Douglas C Bauer, Nicolas Rodondi
Context: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SHypo) has been associated with atherosclerosis, but no conclusive clinical trials assessing the levothyroxine impact on carotid atherosclerosis exist. Objective: To assess the impact of treatment of SHypo with levothyroxine on carotid atherosclerosis. Design/Setting: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial nested within the TRUST trial. Participants: Participants aged ≥65 years with SHypo (thyroid-stimulating hormone, TSH, 4...
May 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Leticia Mosca, Luiz Fernando Ferraz da Silva, Paulo Campos Carneiro, Danielle Azevedo Chacon, Vergilius Jose Furtado de Araujo-Neto, Vergilius Jose Furtado de Araujo-Filho, Claudio Roberto Cernea
OBJECTIVES: Most thyroid diseases are nodular and have been investigated using ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), the reports of which are standardized by the Bethesda System. Bethesda category III represents a heterogeneous group in terms of lesion characteristics and the malignancy rates reported in the literature. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the differences in the malignancy rates among Bethesda III subcategories. METHODS: Data from 1,479 patients who had thyroid surgery were reviewed...
2018: Clinics
Suyeon Park, MinJi Jeon, Hye-Seon Oh, Yu-Mi Lee, Tae-Yon Sung, Minkyu Han, Tae Yong Kim, Ki-Wook Chung, Won Bae Kim, YoungKee Shong, Won Gu Kim
BACKGROUND: Low-risk patients with differentiated thyroid cancer can be treated with thyroid lobectomy. Serial measurements of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) are recommended for surveillance, but the cut-off values indicating recurrence are not known. We documented the natural course of serum Tg levels during follow-up after lobectomy for low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and evaluated whether changes in serum Tg levels predict disease recurrence. METHODS: This historical cohort study included 208 patients with low-risk PTC who underwent lobectomy but did not require hormone replacement...
May 30, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Yarhere E Iroro, Jaja Tamunopriye
INTRODUCTION: Handheld point-of-care (bedside) ultrasound scan machine is gaining popularity in clinical practice. Using point-of-care ultrasound scan can check the presence (anatomy) and blood flow within the thyroid gland and may be used as screening tool for CH. METHODOLOGY: Neonates aged 0-3 days underwent ultrasound scan of the neck using a point-of-care (bedside) pocket sized GE V scan machine ® to demonstrate the thyroid dimensions and colour flow for each lobe of the gland...
April 2018: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
Brittany K Wise-Oringer, Marina Goldis, Molly O Regelmann, Michelle Klein, Josef Machac, Henrietta Kotlus Rosenberg, Robert Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is an uncommon pediatric disease with an excellent prognosis. In follow-up surveillance, neck ultrasound (US), basal and thyroid-stimulating hormone-stimulated serum thyroglobulin (Tg) levels, and diagnostic whole-body radioactive iodine scans (DxWBS) have been traditionally used in both adults and children for the detection of recurrence or metastases of PTC. METHODS: Two pediatric patients with metastatic PTC were followed after standard ablative treatment with routine neck US and serum Tg levels, as well as periodic DxWBS...
May 25, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
Adriana Handra-Luca, Francesco Bacci
Sir, Thyroid tumors occur rarely as associated to nervous system diseases. We had recently studied a case of thyroid carcinoma, peculiar by the predominant eosinophilic/oncocytic/oxyphil/Hurthle cell-component associated to multiple sclerosis (MS). The patient (man, 31-years old) presented with hair loss, diarrhea, thermophobia, tremor and tachycardia. The medical history revealed allergy (pollen, prawn), recurrent uveitis and optic nevritis (at the age of 12-years). A Behcet disease was suspected. Corticoid treatment was given for more than 6 years...
March 27, 2018: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Chunxia Xia, Qiang Zhu, Zheng Li, Minxia Hu, Jugao Fang, Qi Zhong, Changli Yue, Yuping Bai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to confirm the echogenicity of normal parathyroid glands using intraoperative ultrasound (US). METHODS: Between October 2015 and January 2016, normal parathyroid glands were examined with an intraoperative US transducer during thyroidectomy procedures in 13 patients with thyroid disease. According to the findings from intraoperative US, routine percutaneous US of normal parathyroid glands was performed in a group of adults. On the basis of previous information on normal parathyroid echogenicity, a series of parathyroid diseases that were proved by surgery and histopathologic analyses were retrospectively reviewed...
May 26, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Christopher John Symonds, Paula Seal, Sana Ghaznavi, Winson Y Cheung, Ralf Paschke
PURPOSE: Ultrasonographic characteristics of thyroid nodules play an important role in estimating the risk of malignancy (ROM). Guidelines mandate all thyroid nodules be characterized by six key ultrasonographic features to estimate the ROM. Our objective was to evaluate how frequently these characteristics were identified by radiologists and the ensuing utility to estimate ROM. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 1930 consecutive diagnostic thyroid ultrasound reports from a large community radiology practice...
May 25, 2018: Endocrine
Jung Hyun Yoon, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin Young Kwak, Vivian Youngjean Park, Hee Jung Moon
This study was conducted to evaluate the role in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules of various elastographic and Doppler parameters when added to gray-scale ultrasonography (US). One-hundred seventy-one thyroid nodules (63 malignant, 108 benign) in 169 patients were included. Elastography (strain and shear wave elastography) and Doppler (power Doppler, superb microvascular imaging and microflow imaging) images of the same thyroid nodule were obtained using a single US machine. The diagnostic performance parameters of gray-scale US with and without elastography and those of Doppler US were calculated and compared...
May 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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