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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064410/detecting-n-ras-q61r-mutated-thyroid-neoplasias-by-immunohistochemistry
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A Crescenzi, F Fulciniti, M Bongiovanni, L Giovanella, Pierpaolo Trimboli
Recently, the immunohistochemistry (IHC) for N-RAS Q61R has been developed and commercialized for clinical practice. Here, we investigated the reliability of IHC to identify N-RAS Q61R mutated thyroid neoplasia. A series of 24 consecutive thyroid lesions undergone surgery following indeterminate cytology were enrolled. Paraffin sections were stained for IHC using the rabbit monoclonal anti-human N-RAS Q61R, clone SP174. N-RAS mutations in codon 61 were also investigated by automated sequencing. At histology, 12 cases of follicular carcinoma, cytologically defined as follicular lesions, 1 papillary cancer, 7 follicular adenomas, and 4 hyperplastic nodules were found...
January 7, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008451/values-of-molecular-markers-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-thyroid-abnormalities
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REVIEW
T M P B Tennakoon, M Rushdhi, A D C U Ranasinghe, R S Dassanayake
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid cancer (TC), follicular adenoma (FA) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) are three of the most frequently reported abnormalities that affect the thyroid gland. A frequent co-occurrence along with similar histopathological features is observed between TC and FA as well as between TC and HT. The conventional diagnostic methods such as histochemical analysis present complications in differential diagnosis when these abnormalities occur simultaneously. Hence, the authors recognize novel methods based on screening genetic defects of thyroid abnormalities as viable diagnostic and prognostic methods that could complement the conventional methods...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003924/intrathyroidal-clear-cell-tumor-of-parathyroid-origin-with-review-of-literature
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Daniela Pirela, Daniela Treitl, Siba El Hussein, Robert Poppiti, Thomas Mesko, Alex Manzano
Water-clear cell adenoma (WCCA) of the parathyroid gland is an exceedingly rare neoplasm. To date, 17 cases have been reported in the literature, with only one of them being intrathyroidal. Here we report a case of a 34-year-old woman who presented for evaluation of a goiter and was found to have a thyroid nodule and abnormal thyroid function tests (TFT). Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the nodule revealed thyroid follicular cells without atypia and subsequent Afirma® Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) testing results were suspicious for malignancy...
2016: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997422/psma-expression-in-tumor-neovasculature-endothelial-cells-of-follicular-thyroid-adenoma-as-identified-by-molecular-imaging-using-68ga-psma-ligand-pet-ct
#4
Thorsten Derlin, Hans-Heinrich Kreipe, Udo Schumacher, Bisharah Soudah
The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is expressed by both prostate cancer and other neoplasms. We report the case of a 65-year-old man with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer who underwent Ga-PSMA ligand PET/CT for restaging of disease. Ga-PSMA ligand accumulation was noted in a thyroid lesion, suspicious for thyroid malignancy on complementary ultrasound. Subsequent resection and histopathological analysis showed follicular thyroid adenoma with PSMA expression in tumor neovasculature endothelial cells, but not in thyroid epithelial cells...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994690/unusual-uptake-of-prostate-specific-tracer-68-ga-psma-hbed-cc-in-a-benign-thyroid-nodule
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Nishikant Avinash Damle, Madhavi Tripathi, Partha Sarathi Chakraborty, Manas Kumar Sahoo, Chandrasekhar Bal, Shipra Aggarwal, Geetanjali Arora, Praveen Kumar, Rajeev Kumar, Ravikant Gupta
(68)Ga-Prostate specific membrane antigen- N,N'-bis[2-hydroxy-5-(carboxyethyl)benzyl]ethylenediamine-N,N'-diacetic acid- positron emission tomography/computed tomography or 68 Ga- HBED-CC-PSMA PET/CT, popularly known as PSMA PET/CT, is able to detect a small volume of recurrent prostate carcinoma (PC) when there is a prostate specific antigen (PSA) rise on follow-up after prostatectomy or other definitive treatment for PC. The use of PSMA PET/CT in the initial staging in PC is uncertain at this time. Clinical studies are underway to define its exact role in the management of the disease...
December 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979483/minimally-invasive-follicular-thyroid-cancer-treat-as-a-benign-or-malignant-lesion
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Aaron Robinson, David Schneider, Rebecca Sippel, Herbert Chen
BACKGROUND: Follicular thyroid cancer is the second most common thyroid cancer, accounting for 10%-15% of all cases. Follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTCs) can be classified into two subtypes: classic (C), which exhibit both vascular and capsular invasion and minimally invasive (MI), which only has limited capsular invasion. Both types, like most well-differentiated thyroid cancers, are traditionally treated the same: a completion thyroidectomy usually followed by radioiodine ablation. We hypothesize that MI-FTC may behave more like a benign follicular adenoma rather than C-FTC and may not require total thyroidectomy and radioiodine...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978891/-advances-in-studies-of-the-genes-related-to-thyroid-carcinoma
#7
J T Zhi, X Q Zheng, M Gao
Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is the most common endocrine cancer and its incidence has been increasing globally over the past decades. With the development of the genetic technology, more and more evidences showed that many genes affect the biological behaviors of TC, making sense to early diagnosis, predicting the prognosis and targeted therapy for TC. BRAF mutation is specific to papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). It can not only predict the prognosis, but also have diagnosis value. RET rearrangements are identified as a specific genetic event in PTC...
December 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976552/parotidectomy-outcomes-diagnosis-and-complications-on-pediatric-patients-twelve-years-of-experiences-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Oğuz Kuşcu, Bahar Kayahan, Övsen Önay, Rıza Önder Günaydın, Mehmet Umut Akyol
The aim of this study is to evaluate parotid masses management in pediatric population. From June 2002 to December 2014, 13 patients under the age of 18 with parotid tumors were treated via surgery at Hacettepe University Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Information on patients' demographics, clinical and histopathologic tumor characteristics and treatment modalities with results was obtained from medical records, retrospectively. The age was ranging between 8-17 years. Ten (76.9%) patients had benign tumors and 8 (61...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943373/most-thyroid-cancers-detected-by-sonography-lack-intranodular-vascularity-on-color-doppler-imaging-review-of-the-literature-and-sonographic-pathologic-correlations-for-698-thyroid-neoplasms
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Grace C H Yang, Karen O Fried
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the controversy of whether hypervascularity on color Doppler sonography correlates with thyroid malignancy by reviewing the literature and sonographic-pathologic correlation. METHODS: Over a 20-year period, 698 thyroid nodules had color Doppler and histopathologic data. Intranodular vascularity was graded 0 to 3+, and histopathologic findings were recorded. RESULTS: The data were collected from 698 patients (557 women and 141 men) with a mean age of 48 years (range, 16-87 years)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936964/preoperative-serum-thyroglobulin-and-changes-in-serum-thyroglobulin-during-tsh-suppression-independently-predict-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-in-thyroid-nodules-with-a-cytological-diagnosis-of-follicular-lesion
#10
Hye Jeong Kim, Ji-Oh Mok, Chul Hee Kim, Yeo Joo Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Hyeong Kyu Park, Dong Won Byun, Kyoil Suh, Myung Hi Yoo
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) cannot distinguish a follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) from a follicular adenoma in follicular lesions. We designed this study to determine whether the preoperative thyroglobulin (Tg) and change in serum Tg during thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression can predict FTC in thyroid nodules with a cytological diagnosis of follicular lesion. METHODS: Among 854 patients who underwent thyroid surgery, the 198 patients who presented with thyroid nodules with a cytological diagnosis of follicular lesion were analyzed...
December 12, 2016: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929599/surgical-management-of-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-the-role-of-cervical-and-lateral-skull-base-approaches
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Arturo Mario Poletti, Siba P Dubey, Giovanni Colombo, Giovanni Cugini
We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the role of the cervical and lateral skull base approaches in the surgical excision of parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors. Our study population was made up of 34 patients-15 males and 19 females, aged 13 to 73 years (mean: 50.6)-who had presented to us with a PPS tumor during a 9-year period. The 34 cases included 23 benign tumors and 11 malignancies. The 23 benign tumors consisted of 11 pleomorphic adenomas, 5 schwannomas, 2 paragangliomas, 2 Warthin tumors, 1 oncocytoma, 1 hamartoma, and 1 osteochondroma...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914217/hla-g-3-untranslated-region-polymorphic-sites-associated-with-increased-hla-g-production-are-more-frequent-in-patients-exhibiting-differentiated-thyroid-tumors
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Nathalie Lobo de Figueiredo-Feitosa, Gustavo Martelli Palomino, Daiani Cristina Cilião Alves, Celso Teixeira Mendes Junior, Eduardo Antonio Donadi, Léa Maria Zanini Maciel
BACKGROUND: HLA-G is a non-classical class I histocompatibility molecule implicated on the immune escape mechanism of tumor cells. We evaluated the genetic diversity of HLA-G 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) and associated polymorphic sites with clinical presentation and with the magnitude of HLA-G thyroid expression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Polymorphic sites at 3'UTR (14bpINS/DEL, +3003C/T, +3010C/G, +3027A/C, +3035C/T, +3142C/G, +3187A/G, +3196C/G) were characterized by sequencing analyses in blood samples of 72 patients exhibiting papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), 22 follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTC), 19 follicular adenomas (FA), 21 colloid goiters and 156 healthy controls...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904595/cd56-hbme-1-and-cytokeratin-19-expressions-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-nodular-thyroid-lesions
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Senay Erdogan-Durmus, Deniz Ozcan, Enver Yarikkaya, Ali Kurt, Aynur Arslan
BACKGROUND: Carcinomas of the thyroid follicular epithelium are the most common cancers of the endocrine system. In the diagnosis of thyroid nodules and tumors, the gold standard is histological evaluation. In cases which have morphological overlap, immunohistochemistry is needed for differential diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to investigate the expressions of CD56, HBME-1, cytokeratin 19 (CK19) antibodies in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and thyroid nodular lesions and their contributions to differential diagnosis...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903245/the-predictive-value-of-sonographic-images-of-follicular-lesions-a-comparison-with-nodules-unequivocal-in-fna-single-centre-prospective-study
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Dorota Słowińska-Klencka, Martyna Wojtaszek-Nowicka, Stanisław Sporny, Ewa Woźniak-Oseła, Bożena Popowicz, Mariusz Klencki
BACKGROUND: To determine the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasonographic malignancy risk features (UMRFs) in follicular lesions (FL) in a population with low risk of malignancy in FL and to compare it with a similar analysis in a group of patients with unequivocal cytology (UC): benign lesion (BL) or malignant neoplasm (MN). METHODS: Presence of UMRFs (hypoechogenicity, solid echostructure, taller-than-wide shape, pathological vascularization, irregular margins, microcalcifications and macrocalcifications) and their sets were assessed in 322 FL: 202 follicular lesions of undetermined significance (FLUS) and 120 suspicious for follicular neoplasm (SFN) and 300 nodules with UC: 200 BL and 100 MN, subsequently evaluated histopathologically...
December 1, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872746/a-prospective-cohort-study-to-assess-the-role-of-fdg-pet-in-differentiating-benign-and-malignant-follicular-neoplasms
#15
K Alok Pathak, Andrew L Goertzen, Richard W Nason, Thomas Klonisch, William D Leslie
BACKGROUND: Follicular and Hürthle cell neoplasms are diagnostic challenges. This prospective study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of [18F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in predicting the risk of malignancy in follicular/Hürthle cell neoplasms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty thyroid nodules showing follicular/Hürthle cell neoplasm on prior ultrasonography guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) were recruited into this study...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870787/can-nodular-hyperplasia-of-the-thyroid-gland-be-differentiated-from-follicular-adenoma-and-follicular-carcinoma-by-ultrasonography
#16
Sun Hye Jeong, Hyun Sook Hong, Eun Hye Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ultrasonographic features for differentiation of follicular thyroid lesions. METHODS: Ultrasonographic features of surgically confirmed 56 follicular adenoma (FA), 22 follicular carcinoma (FC), and 100 nodular hyperplasia (NH) were evaluated using univariable and multivariable multinomial logistic regression analyses, receiver operating characteristic analyses, and areas under the curve. RESULTS: Tumor diameter, margin, echotexture, cystic changes, calcification, hypoechoic rim, and vascularity were significant on univariable analysis...
December 2016: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852075/thyroid-atypia-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-attitudes-towards-the-diagnosis-of-bethesda-system-iii-nodules
#17
Lourdes Estrada Muñoz, Cristina Díaz Del Arco, Luis Ortega Medina, M Jesús Fernández Aceñero
OBJECTIVES: To review our institutional experience and to analyze the clinical decisions made after a cytological diagnosis of atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS). STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of all thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytologies performed in the Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid) between 2010 and 2014. RESULTS: One hundred thirty thyroid FNA were categorized as AUS/FLUS (5%)...
November 17, 2016: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847655/surgical-management-of-life-threatening-thyroid-haematoma-following-occult-blunt-neck-trauma
#18
Ronak Ved, Neil Patel, Michael Stechman
A 42-year-old man arrived at the emergency department in severe respiratory distress, requiring immediate intubation and ventilation. An emergency computed tomography (CT) neck scan identified a substantial haematoma within a multinodular goitre, necessitating an emergency total thyroidectomy. It was later discovered that the patient had been the victim of an assault involving blunt trauma to the anterior neck. Five days postoperatively the patient was extubated and was well enough to self-discharge the following day...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816963/defective-ciliogenesis-in-thyroid-h%C3%A3-rthle-cell-tumors-is-associated-with-increased-autophagy
#19
Junguee Lee, Shinae Yi, Yea Eun Kang, Joon Young Chang, Jung Tae Kim, Hae Joung Sul, Jong Ok Kim, Jin Man Kim, Joon Kim, Anna Maria Porcelli, Koon Soon Kim, Minho Shong
Primary cilia are found in the apical membrane of thyrocytes, where they may play a role in the maintenance of follicular homeostasis. In this study, we examined the distribution of primary cilia in the human thyroid cancer to address the involvement of abnormal ciliogenesis in different thyroid cancers. We examined 92 human thyroid tissues, including nodular hyperplasia, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, follicular tumor, Hürthle cell tumor, and papillary carcinoma to observe the distribution of primary cilia. The distribution and length of primary cilia facing the follicular lumen were uniform across variable-sized follicles in the normal thyroid gland...
October 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809694/low-elasticity-of-thyroid-nodules-on-ultrasound-elastography-is-correlated-with-malignancy-degree-of-fibrosis-and-high-expression-of-galectin-3-and-fibronectin-1
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Teresa Rago, Maria Scutari, Valeria Loiacono, Ferruccio Santini, Massimo Tonacchera, Liborio Torregrossa, Riccardo Giannini, Nicla Borrelli, Agnese Proietti, Fulvio Basolo, Paolo Miccoli, Paolo Piaggi, Francesco Latrofa, Paolo Vitti
BACKGROUND: Thyroid ultrasound (US) elastography provides an estimation of tissue stiffness and is helpful to differentiate malignant from benign lesions. Tissue proprieties and molecules causing stiffness are not established. The aim of the study was to correlate US elastography findings with tissue properties in thyroid nodules. METHODS: A total of 115 thyroid nodules from 112 patients who underwent surgery for the presence of Thy 3 (indeterminate) cytology (n = 67), Thy 4-5 (suspicious-indicative of carcinoma) cytology (n = 47), or large goiter in the presence of Thy 2 cytology (n = 1) and suspicious US features were examined by US elastography...
January 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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