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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925594/pharyngoesophageal-diverticula-simulating-thyroid-nodules-an-unusual-occurrence-with-unique-features
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Karen K Nauschuetz, Lorna L Ogden, Cherry E Starling, Mohammad J Saleh, Allan C Golding, S Thomas Traweek
Pharyngoesophageal diverticula (PED) of the Zenker's and Killian-Jamieson types arise in close proximity to the thyroid gland, and may rarely be confused with a thyroid nodule on ultrasonography. In this brief report, we detail the cytologic, clinical, and radiologic findings of three PED that were thought to be thyroid nodules, and were subjected to fine-needle aspiration (FNA). The patients were females with an age range of 51-64 years. All three patients had multiple thyroid nodules, and two patients reported symptoms attributable to the diverticulum...
September 19, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901614/investigating-simulation-based-metrics-for-characterizing-linear-iterative-reconstruction-in-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
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Sean D Rose, Adrian A Sanchez, Emil Y Sidky, Xiaochuan Pan
PURPOSE: Simulation-based image quality metrics are adapted and investigated for characterizing the parameter dependences of linear iterative image reconstruction for DBT. METHODS: Three metrics based on a 2D DBT simulation are investigated: (1) a root-mean-square-error (RMSE) between the test phantom and reconstructed image, (2) a gradient RMSE where the comparison is made after taking a spatial gradient of both image and phantom, and (3) a region-of-interest (ROI) Hotelling observer (HO) for signal-known-exactly/background-known-exactly (SKE/BKE) and signal-known-exactly/background-known-statistically (SKE/BKS) detection tasks...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861368/can-magnetic-resonance-imaging-obviate-the-need-for-biopsy-for-microcalcifications
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Shinya Yamamoto, Takashi Chishima
BACKGROUND: Although microcalcifications detected with mammography (MG) are usually biopsied, biopsies cannot be performed in all cases. We sought to determine if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings could indicate whether stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy (SVAB) is necessary. METHODS: Patients with mammographically detected Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 3, 4, and 5 microcalcifications were analyzed from April 2012 to September 2014. All patients underwent MRI...
August 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858125/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-thyroid-complicated-by-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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REVIEW
Xin Wu, Shi Chen, Li-Yang Zhang, Ya-Ping Luo, Ying Jiang, Rui-E Feng
RATIONALE: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) involves mainly the skin and bone and rarely the thyroid. Meanwhile, papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common subtype of thyroid cancer. Both LCH and PTC could make the thyroid enlarged and hypermetabolic. The coincidence of these 2 events in a patient is rare, and this paper aimed to report such case. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 40-year-old man presented with polyuria and polydipsia for 5 years. The symptoms had been relieved well by drug therapy for >4 years, until the drugs could not control the symptoms anymore and an extensively enlarged thyroid gland was noticed...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836903/breast-microcalcifications-and-their-implications-for-risk-assessment-a-brief-review
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Timothy Meagher, Isabelle Trop
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819781/comparison-of-synthetic-mammography-reconstructed-from-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-and-digital-mammography-evaluation-of-lesion-conspicuity-and-bi-rads-assessment-categories
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Giovanna Mariscotti, Manuela Durando, Nehmat Houssami, Mirella Fasciano, Alberto Tagliafico, Davide Bosco, Cristina Casella, Camilla Bogetti, Laura Bergamasco, Paolo Fonio, Giovanni Gandini
PURPOSE: To compare the interpretive performance of synthetic mammography (SM), reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in a diagnostic setting, covering different conditions of breast density and mammographic signs. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 231 patients, who underwent FFDM and DBT (from which SM images were reconstructed) between September 2014-September 2015. The study included 250 suspicious breast lesions, all biopsy proven: 148 (59...
August 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818257/high-risk-carotid-plaque-lessons-learned-from-histopathology
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REVIEW
Frank D Kolodgie, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Hiroyoshi Mori, Maria E Romero, Hugh H Trout, Aloke V Finn, Renu Virmani
The pathophysiology and natural history of atherosclerotic carotid disease is predicated on a more extensive knowledge of lesion progression gained in the studies conducted in the coronary arteries, and these will be reviewed. While the precise sequence of lesion progression leading to carotid plaque vulnerability and cerebrovascular events remain less well understood, specific early and more advanced progressive lesion morphologies associated with stroke risk have been characterized. Of late, there has been a conscious effort for stroke prevention in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients to move beyond luminal stenosis as the only guidance to predict future cerebrovascular events...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775186/are-thyroid-nodules-associated-with-sex-related-hormones-a-cross-sectional-spect-china-study
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Yi Chen, Yingchao Chen, Ningjian Wang, Chi Chen, Xiaomin Nie, Qin Li, Bing Han, Fangzhen Xia, Hualing Zhai, Boren Jiang, Zhoujun Shen, Yingli Lu
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the association between thyroid nodules (TNs) and endogenous sex hormones. We aimed to investigate the relationship between TNs and sex-related hormones among men in China. SETTING: The data were obtained from a cross-sectional study Survey on Prevalence in East China for Metabolic Diseases and Risk Factors (SPECT-China study, 2014-2015) based on the population. PARTICIPANTS: In total, 4024 men over 18 years of age who were not using hormone replacement therapy and who underwent complete assays of the serum total testosterone (T), oestradiol (E2), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH) and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels as well as thyroid ultrasonography (US) enrolled in this study...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767366/detector-blur-and-correlated-noise-modeling-for-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-reconstruction
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Jiabei Zheng, Jeffrey A Fessler, Heang-Ping Chan
This paper describes a new image reconstruction method for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The new method incorporates detector blur into the forward model. The detector blur in DBT causes correlation in the measurement noise. By making a few approximations that are reasonable for breast imaging, we formulated a regularized quadratic optimization problem with a data-fit term that incorporates models for detector blur and correlated noise (DBCN). We derived a computationally efficient separable quadratic surrogate (SQS) algorithm to solve the optimization problem that has a non-diagonal noise covariance matrix...
July 27, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757518/pathological-quantification-of-carotid-artery-plaque-instability-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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Takao Konishi, Naohiro Funayama, Tadashi Yamamoto, Tohru Morita, Daisuke Hotta, Ryota Nomura, Yusuke Nakagaki, Takeo Murahashi, Kenji Kamiyama, Tetsuyuki Yoshimoto, Takeshi Aoki, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shinya Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Unstable atherosclerotic carotid plaques cause cerebral thromboemboli and ischemic events. However, this instability has not been pathologically quantified, so we sought to quantify it in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA).Methods and Results:Carotid plaques were collected during CEA from 67 symptomatic and 15 asymptomatic patients between May 2015 and August 2016. The specimens were stained with hematoxylin-eosin and elastica-Masson. Immunohistochemistry was performed using an endothelial-specific antibody to CD31, CD 34 and PDGFRβ...
July 29, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739748/application-of-localization-and-needle-placement-guided-by-mammographic-ultrasound-and-fiberoptic-ductoscopy-for-resection-of-non-palpable-breast-lesions
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Zhu Yuan, Xiang Qu, Zhong-Tao Zhang, Wen G Jiang
AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of localization needles under mammographic, ultrasound or fiberoptic ductoscopy guidance for non-palpable breast lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-three patients undergoing needle localization and biopsy of non-palpable breast lesions under mammographic, ultrasound or fiberoptic ductoscopy guidance from June 2013 to December 2014 in Beijing Friendship Hospital were included in the study. The preoperative imaging assessment, application of localization needles, surgical operation and pathological examination were recorded and analyzed retrospectively...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727149/aortic-microcalcification-associates-with-elastin-fragmentation-in-marfan-syndrome
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Shaynah A Wanga, Stijntje Hibender, Yanto Ridwan, Cindy van Roomen, Mariska Vos, Ingeborg van der Made, Nicole van Vliet, Romy Franken, Luigi Amjg van Riel, Maarten Groenink, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara Jm Mulder, Carlie Jm de Vries, Jeroen Essers, Vivian de Waard
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder, in which aortic rupture is the major cause of death. MFS patients with an aortic diameter below the advised limit for prophylactic surgery (<5cm) may unexpectedly experience an aortic dissection or rupture, despite yearly monitoring. Hence, there is a clear need for improved prognostic markers to predict such aortic events. We hypothesize that elastin fragments play a causal role in aortic calcification in MFS and that microcalcification serves as a marker for aortic disease severity...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713499/relationship-among-mammographic-findings-with-histopathologic-type-of-breast-cancer-and-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-her2-in-young-women
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Donya Farrokh, Samineh Boloursaz, Fatemeh Homai
INTRODUCTION: Radiological measures to diagnose breast cancer, including mammographic and ultrasound assessments in young women, are associated with restrictions affecting the use of this tool. No adequate information is available on mammography view in young people with breast cancer and its relationship with pathologic type and epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) as a prognostic marker, especially in the Iranian race. This study was conducted to examine the relationship between mammographic findings of young women with breast cancer with diagnosed histopathologic type and HER2 marker status...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699990/likelihood-of-malignancy-in-thyroid-nodules-according-to-a-proposed-thyroid-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-ti-rads-classification-merging-suspicious-and-benign-ultrasound-features
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Ricardo Luiz Costantin Delfim, Leticia Carrasco Garcez da Veiga, Ana Paula Aguiar Vidal, Flávia Paiva Proença Lobo Lopes, Mário Vaisman, Patrícia de Fatima Dos Santos Teixeira
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the ultrasound features of benign and malignant thyroid nodules and evaluate the likelihood of malignancy associated with each feature according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology and histopathology. With this analysis, we propose a new TI-RADS classification system. Materials and methods: The likelihood of malignancy from ultrasound features were assessed in 1413 thyroid nodules according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology and histopathological findings...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695812/clinical-and-sonographic-features-of-mammary-paget-s-disease
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Yao Wei, Qingli Zhu, Jianchu Li, Yuxin Jiang
Objective To summarize the clinical and sonographic features of mammary Paget's disease (MPD). Methods Totally 34 female patients with pathologically confirmed MPD were retrospectively recruited. According to diagnosis,the clinical data and sonographic findings were reviewed and analyzed. Results Among these 34 patients,7 patients had single MPD; in the remaining 27 patients,16 were accompanied by invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC),7 by ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS),3 by both IDC and DCIS,and 1 by other pathologic types of carcinoma...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693244/improvement-of-diagnostic-efficiency-in-distinguishing-the-benign-and-malignant-thyroid-nodules-via-conventional-ultrasound-combined-with-ultrasound-contrast-and-elastography
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Mei-Juan Liu, Yan-Ming Men, Yong-Lin Zhang, Yu-Xi Zhang, Hao Liu
We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic values of conventional ultrasound (US), ultrasound contrast (UC) and ultrasound elastography (UE) in distinguishing the benign and malignant thyroid nodules. A total of 100 patients with thyroid nodules receiving operative treatment were selected; they underwent the conventional US, UE and UC examinations before operation, respectively. The nodules received pathological examination after operation to distinguish benign from malignant lesions. The sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accordance rate of each diagnostic method was evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, and the area under the curve (AUC) of ROC was calculated...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687736/association-between-braf-v600e-mutation-and-ultrasound-features-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-patients-with-and-without-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Qin Zhang, Bo-Ji Liu, Wei-Wei Ren, Ya-Ping He, Xiao-Long Li, Chong-Ke Zhao, Yi-Feng Zhang, Wen-Wen Yue, Jia-Yi Zheng, Hui-Xiong Xu
To assess the association between BRAF V600E mutation and ultrasound (US) features in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients with and without Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). We retrospectively reviewed the US features and status of BRAF V600E mutation in 438 consecutive patients with surgically confirmed PTCs. The association between BRAF mutation and US features were analyzed. In addition, we conducted subgroup analyses in terms of coexistent HT. The BRAF mutation was found in 86.5% of patients (379 of 438)...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673535/nipple-sparing-and-skin-sparing-mastectomy-review-of-aims-oncological-safety-and-contraindications
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Viviana Galimberti, Elisa Vicini, Giovanni Corso, Consuelo Morigi, Sabrina Fontana, Virgilio Sacchini, Paolo Veronesi
Skin-sparing (SSM) and nipple-sparing (NSM) mastectomies are relatively new conservative surgical approaches to breast cancer. In SSM most of the breast skin is conserved to create a pocket that facilitates immediate breast reconstruction with implant or autologous graft to achieve a quality cosmetic outcome. NSM is closely similar except that the nipple-areola complex (NAC) is also conserved. Meta-analyses indicate that outcomes for SSM and NSM do not differ from those for non-conservative mastectomies. Recurrence rates in the NAC after NSM are acceptably low (0-3...
August 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668423/the-breast-lesion-excision-system-bles-under-stereotactic-guidance-cannot-be-used-as-a-therapeutic-tool-in-the-excision-of-small-areas-of-microcalcifications-in-the-breast
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Ruxandra-Iulia Milos, Maria Bernathova, Pascal A Baltzer, Katja Pinker-Domenig, Panagiotis Kapetas, Margaretha Rudas, Thomas Thomas H Helbich
OBJECTIVE: The breast lesion excision system (BLES) is a new, automatic percutaneous breast biopsy device that excises single large specimens using radiofrequency cutting. The aim of this study was to determine whether BLES, under stereotactic guidance, can be used as a therapeutic tool in the assessment of small areas of microcalcifications in the breast by providing samples with clear margins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 149 patients with suspicious (BIRADS 4 or 5) small areas of microcalcifications underwent stereotactic-guided BLES...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652562/correlation-factors-analysis-of-breast-cancer-tumor-volume-doubling-time-measured-by-3d-ultrasound
#20
Shuyin Zhang, Yan Ding, Qiaoying Zhou, Cheng Wang, Pengxi Wu, Ji Dong
BACKGROUND Tumor volume doubling time (TVDT) is relatively important for breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis evaluation. This study aimed to analyze the related factors that may affect the TVDT of breast cancer by three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 69 breast cancer patients were selected. 3D-US was applied to measure the volume of breast lumps diagnosed as BI-RADS-US 4A by conventional ultrasound. TVDT was calculated according to the formula TVDT=DT×log2/log(V2/V1). Multiple linear regression analysis was performed to analyze the factors influencing breast cancer TVDT...
June 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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