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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718950/radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-management-of-thyroid-nodules-a-critical-appraisal-of-the-literature
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Roberto Cesareo, Andrea Palermo, Valerio Pasqualini, Roberto Cianni, Gianluigi Gaspa, Silvia Manfrini, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
The majority of benign thyroid nodules are asymptomatic, remain stable in size, and do not require treatment. However, a minority of patients with growing nodules may have local symptoms or cosmetic concerns, and thus demand surgical therapy. The timely use of ultrasound-guided, minimally invasive thermal therapies has changed the natural history of benign, enlarging thyroid nodules (TNs). These procedures produce persistent shrinkage of TNs and an improvement of local symptoms. Among the various procedures, percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) represents the first-line treatment for thyroid cysts, while in solid cold nodules, laser and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have proven to be very effective and safe techniques in producing significant volume reduction that remains stable over several years...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718944/the-effect-of-routine-radiological-reporting-of-thyroid-incidentalomas-on-rates-of-thyroid-needle-biopsy-thyroid-surgery-and-detection-of-thyroid-malignancy
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J D Sinnott, R Mortimer, J Smith, E Skelton, K Drinkwater, D Lipscomb, D C Howlett
OBJECTIVE: This study looked at the effect of a changing radiology reporting policy to routinely review the thyroid gland where visible and report on any thyroid lesion, recommending further investigation as appropriate. CONTEXT: Incidentaloma is a term used to describe a lesion found on imaging unrelated to the clinical issue under investigation. There is variability in the radiological reporting of thyroid incidentalomas and conflicting recommendations as to how these lesions should be managed...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717869/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-toetva-indications-techniques-and-results
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Angkoon Anuwong, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Khwannara Ketwong, Hoon Yub Kim, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jeremy D Richmon
INTRODUCTION: The Transoral Neck Surgery (TONS) Study Group was established at the 1st International Thyroid NOTES Conference in February 2016 with the intention of standardizing and refining thyroid NOTES techniques, including both transoral endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy approaches. Herein, the authors report the modification of indications, preparation, and step-by-step explanations for operative techniques, as well as results and postoperative care for transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716127/influence-of-tumor-extent-on-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-solitary-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinomas-a-retrospective-study-of-1092-patients
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Xingjie Yin, Chunping Liu, Yawen Guo, Xiaoyu Li, Na Shen, Xiangwang Zhao, Pan Yu, Shan Wang, Zeming Liu
BACKGROUND: The morbidity of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas is increasing worldwide. Surgery is the main treatment for papillary thyroid microcarcinomas, and the choice of surgical method partly depends on the T stage of the tumor. However, according to the American Joint Commission on Cancer staging system (7th edition), the T stage of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas with different tumor extent is unclear. We aimed to study the effect of tumor extent and other factors on central lymph node metastasis to explore the relationship between tumor extent and T stage and to identify the risk factors predicting central lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinomas...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715809/thyroid-surgery-to-drain-or-not-to-drain-that-is-the-problem-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mario Schietroma, Beatrice Pessia, Zuleyka Bianchi, Fabiola De Vita, Francesco Carlei, Stefano Guadagni, Gianfranco Amicucci, Marco Clementi
PURPOSE: We conducted a prospective, randomized study to evaluate the necessity of drainage after thyroid surgery. METHODS: The patients (n = 215) were randomly assigned to be treated with suction drains (group 1; n = 108) or not (group 2; n = 107). RESULTS: The postoperative pain scores were significantly lower in the non-drained group than in the drained group of patients at postoperative days 0 and at 1. Hematomas, seromas, wound infections, transient biochemical hypoparathyroidism, and transient damage of the recurrent laryngeal nerve occurred more frequently in the drained group than in the non-drained group...
July 15, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714532/thyroid-nodules-classified-as-atypia-or-follicular-lesions-of-undetermined-significance-deserve-further-research-analysis-of-305-surgically-confirmed-nodules
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S Turkyilmaz, M Ulusahin, B Celebi, A B Cekic, S Mungan, U Kucuktulu, A Tasdelen, A Guner, A Cinel
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to determine the malignancy risk for nodules categorised as atypia or follicular lesions of undetermined significance atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) and to investigate the predictors of malignancy. METHODS: All nodules diagnosed as AUS/FLUS on fine needle aspiration (FNAs) performed between January 2011 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 17, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713750/comminuted-laryngeal-fracture-following-blunt-trauma-a-need-for-strict-legislation-on-roads
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Shraddha Jain, Pragya Singh, Minal Gupta, Bhavna Kamble, Suresh S Phatak
Laryngeal fracture is a rare condition with potential life-long implications related to airway patency, voice quality, and swallowing. Rarity of the condition leads to lack of consensus on the most suitable way to manage this injury. The mode of injury can be prevented by strict legislation on the roads. We report a case of a 28-year-old Indian male who sustained a comminuted displaced fracture of the thyroid cartilage with disruption of anterior commissure due to blunt trauma caused by the metallic side rod of a ladder projecting from the rear of a vehicle in front of the bike on which he was riding...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713700/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-using-vestibular-approach-updates-and-evidences
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REVIEW
Angkoon Anuwong, Hoon Yub Kim, Gianlorenzo Dionigi
Recently, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been applied in thyroid surgery with transoral access. The benefit of transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy is the potential for scar-free surgery. However, there are many concerns over some aspects, such as infection, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, and oncological outcome. In this paper, we have reviewed the development history and the current clinical evidence of this innovative surgery. We conclude that the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) is feasible and can be considered no longer an experimental operation...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713697/safe-implementation-of-retroauricular-robotic-and-endoscopic-neck-surgery-in-south-america
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REVIEW
Renan Bezerra Lira, Thiago Celestino Chulam, Luiz Paulo Kowalski
In the last three decades, otolaryngology and head and neck oncological surgery have shown remarkable progress with the development of several modalities of endoscopic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries. More recently, the Da Vinci robotic surgery system has promoted the development of several surgical approaches with less morbidity and better cosmetic results, including the transaxillary and retroauricular approaches for thyroid surgery and neck dissections. In South America, there are several shortcomings regarding financial resources as well as the lack of support for innovation leading to a significant delay in adoption of numerous technological advances in medical practice...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713694/gasless-trans-axillary-robotic-thyroidectomy-the-technique-and-evidence
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REVIEW
Hassan A Alzahrani, Khuzema Mohsin, Daniah Bu Ali, Fadi Murad, Emad Kandil
Robot assisted thyroid surgery has the advantage of a superior field vision and technical advancements of robotic technology that have permitted novel remote access thyroid surgical approaches. Gasless trans-axillary robot-assisted thyroidectomy has been proved to be among the most current feasible approaches. This approach offers an excellent cosmetic outcome, with comparable outcomes to conventional surgical approaches. This review aims to provide details of this specific remote access technique for thyroid resection with most recent evidences in the literature...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713693/gasless-trans-axillary-robotic-thyroidectomy-the-introduction-and-principle
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REVIEW
Patrick Aïdan, Maroun Bechara
A historic review of the main stages of evolution of the minimally-invasive techniques in thyroid surgery. The endoscopic era is divided into direct and indirect approaches. Examples are the minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) and the minimally invasive lateral approach. The indirect approach is divided into transaxillary and chest/breast incisions. A brief historic review of the advent of robots to the medical and mainly surgical field. And finally, an introduction to transaxillary robotic thyroidectomy...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713331/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-receptor-antibodies-in-pregnancy-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Ines Bucci, Cesidio Giuliani, Giorgio Napolitano
Graves' disease is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis in women of childbearing age. Approximately 1% of pregnant women been treated before, or are being treated during pregnancy for Graves' hyperthyroidism. In pregnancy, as in not pregnant state, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (TSHR) antibodies (TRAbs) are the pathogenetic hallmark of Graves' disease. TRAbs are heterogeneous for molecular and functional properties and are subdivided into activating (TSAbs), blocking (TBAbs), or neutral (N-TRAbs) depending on their effect on TSHR...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712348/an-exploratory-study-of-fatigue-and-physical-activity-in-canadian-thyroid-cancer-patients
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Ahmad Alhashemi, Jennifer Jones, David P Goldstein, Daniel Santa Mina, Lehana Thabane, Catherine Sabiston, Eugene K Chang, James Brierley, Anna M Sawka
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is common among cancer survivors, but fatigue in thyroid cancer (TC) survivors may be underappreciated. We investigated the severity and prevalence of moderate and severe fatigue in TC survivors. Potential predictive factors, including physical activity, were explored. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional, written, self-administered TC patient survey and retrospective chart review in an outpatient academic Endocrinology clinic in Toronto, Canada...
July 16, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712279/the-role-of-adjuvant-external-beam-radiation-therapy-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-invading-the-trachea
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Young Suk Kim, Jae Hyuck Choi, Kwang Sik Kim, Gil Chae Lim, Jeong Hong Kim, Ju Wan Kang, Hee-Sung Song, Sang Ah Lee, Chang Lim Hyun, Yunseon Choi, Gwi Eon Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of adjuvant external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) on local failure-free survival rate (LFFS) for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) invading the trachea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with locally advanced PTC invading the trachea were treated with surgical resection. After surgery, 21 patients received adjuvant EBRT and radioactive iodine therapy (EBRT group) and 35 patients were treated with radioactive iodine therapy (control group)...
June 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711904/patterns-and-clinical-significance-of-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-patients-with-delphian-lymph-node-metastasis
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Guibin Zheng, Hua Zhang, Shaolong Hao, Chengxin Liu, Jie Xu, Jinyao Ning, Guochang Wu, Lixin Jiang, Guojun Li, Haitao Zheng, Xicheng Song
Although the roles of Delphian lymph node (DLN) metastasis in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) have been previously reported, there are still limited data on correlations of clinicopathologic factors with DLN metastasis and unique patterns of cervical node subsite metastasis in PTC patients with DLN metastasis. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 320 patients with a diagnosis of PTC who underwent primary surgery. Clinicopathologic features and DLN metastasis patterns were analyzed for predicting extensive cervical lymph node metastasis...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711821/endoscopic-thyroid-surgery-in-the-caribbean-a-case-report-of-the-first-clinical-experience
#16
Yardesh Singh, Shariful Islam, Jianwei Zheng, C Felix, A Tinnie, Thivy Kuruvilla, Vijay Naraynsingh
Minimally invasive surgery is rapidly expanding its role in almost all of the surgical sub-specialties. There is also a growing demand of this service as patients became more and more concerned about cosmesis in addition to their original surgery. Although its role in thyroid surgery has already been proven earlier; but it is not yet accepted as a routine approach amongst many thyroid surgeons. There is no reported case of laparoscopic thyroid surgery in the English literature from the Caribbean. We are reporting our first clinical experience in performing laparoscopic thyroid surgery in the Caribbean with a successful outcome...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709635/histopathological-investigation-of-intranodular-echogenic-foci-detected-by-thyroid-ultrasonography
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Suat Bilici, Ozgur Yigit, Firat Onur, Bahtiyar Hamit, Mehmet Ali Nazli, Feray Gunver, Yesim Karagoz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictability of sonography for detection of calcifications in thyroid nodules by histopathologic examination and to demonstrate the association between calcification pattern and malignancy. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 81 dominant nodules from 81 patients. Thyroid glands were assessed preoperatively with thyroid ultrasonography, and the presence of sonographic calcification was specified as intranodular macro (coarse) and micro calcification...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709052/colon-cancer-metastasis-to-the-thyroid-gland-a-case-report
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M I Coelho, M N Albano, C E Costa Almeida, L S Reis, N Moreira, C M C Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid metastases from colorectal cancer are uncommon and few cases are described in literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old female patient presented with an asymptomatic right cervical nodule with a rapid growth six years after sigmoidectomy for cancer and two years after resection of colorectal lung metastases. Increased CA 19.9 was identified and a thoracoabdominal CT scan revealed the onset of new metastatic bilateral pulmonary lesions. Neck ultrasonography showed a suspicious nodule in the right thyroid lobe, and Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of the nodule lead to the diagnosis of colorectal cancer metastasis...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707698/cost-effectiveness-of-intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-avoidance-of-bilateral-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-in-patients-undergoing-total-thyroidectomy
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Z Al-Qurayshi, E Kandil, G W Randolph
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) provides dynamic neural information and is recommended for high-risk thyroid surgery. In this analysis, the cost-effectiveness of IONM in preventing bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury was investigated. METHODS: A Markov chain model was constructed based on IONM use. The base-case patient was defined as a 40-year-old woman presenting with a 4·1-cm left-sided papillary thyroid cancer who developed RLN injury with loss of monitoring signal during planned bilateral thyroidectomy...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707679/anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-from-clinicopathology-to-genetics-and-advanced-therapies
#20
REVIEW
Eleonora Molinaro, Cristina Romei, Agnese Biagini, Elena Sabini, Laura Agate, Salvatore Mazzeo, Gabriele Materazzi, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Alessandro Ribechini, Liborio Torregrossa, Fulvio Basolo, Paolo Vitti, Rossella Elisei
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is a rare malignancy, accounting for 1-2% of all thyroid cancers. Although rare, ATC accounts for the majority of deaths from thyroid carcinoma. ATC often originates in a pre-existing thyroid cancer lesion, as suggested by the simultaneous presence of areas of differentiated or poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma. ATC is characterized by the accumulation of several oncogenic alterations, and studies have shown that an increased number of oncogenic alterations equates to an increased level of dedifferentiation and aggressiveness...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
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