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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454345/high-il-17-expression-is-associated-with-an-unfavorable-prognosis-in-thyroid-cancer
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Denise Faria Galano Carvalho, Bruna Riedo Zanetti, Lydianne Miranda, Marcela Kazue Hassumi-Fukasawa, Fabiana Miranda-Camargo, Janaína Cristiana Oliveira Crispim, Edson Garcia Soares
Previous studies have indicated that cancer may be promoted and/or exacerbated by inflammation and infection. The cytokines produced by activated innate immune cells that stimulate tumor growth and progression are considered as important components in this process. The interleukin (IL)-23/T helper (Th)17 axis, which exerts marked pro-inflammatory effects, has emerged as an important mediator in inflammation-associated cancer. Increasing clinical evidence indicates that Th17 may promote or inhibit tumor progression, however, the function of Th17 in the pathogenesis of benign and malignant thyroid neoplasms remains unclear...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444500/metastatic-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-and-the-primary-thyroid-gross-examination-institutional-review-of-cases-from-1990-to-2015
#2
Krzysztof Glomski, Vania Nosé, William C Faquin, Peter M Sadow
The diagnosis of follicular-patterned carcinomas, including follicular thyroid carcinoma, oncocytic (Hürthle cell) carcinoma, and the encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma, requires evidence of capsular and/or vascular invasion. With minimally invasive carcinomas classified often within less than a millimeter of tissue segregating them from adenomas and non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary-like nuclear features, opinions vary internationally over how much of the capsule to submit in order to deem it well enough represented, considering that even if grossly entirely submitted in microcassettes, without leveling through each tissue block, the capsule is truly never entirely examined microscopically...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413206/differential-diagnostic-significance-of-hbme-1-ck19-and-s100-in-various-thyroid-lesions
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S Palo, D S Biligi
OBJECTIVE: Due several overlapping histomorphological features and pitfalls in thyroid pathology, there is need to establish a panel of immunomarkers that would aid in proper diagnosis. This study was carried out to investigate the ability of HBME-1, CK19, and S100 in differentiating between hyperplastic, benign and malignant thyroid lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemical analysis of 60 thyroidectomy specimens (10 hyperplastic nodules, 14 follicular adenomas and 36 malignant thyroid neoplasms) was carried out...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413203/nuclear-morphometry-and-texture-analysis-on-cytological-smears-of-thyroid-neoplasms-a-study-of-50-cases
#4
L Deka, S Gupta, R Gupta, K Gupta, C J Kaur, S Singh S
BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a reliable and reproducible diagnostic technique for thyroid lesions with certain limitations. Computed morphometric methods have been introduced with a view to improve the diagnostic yield of thyroid aspirates. However, a review of the existing literature revealed conflicting reports regarding morphometric parameters in thyroid neoplasms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 50 cases of thyroid lesions (20 cases of colloid goitre, 15 of follicular adenoma, 5 of follicular carcinoma and 10 papillary carcinomas)...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410848/improving-access-to-image-guided-procedures-at-an-integrated-rural-critical-access-hospital-ultrasound-guided-thyroid-biopsy-program
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Thang Q Le, Yadiel Sánchez, Alexander S Misono, Sanjay Saini, Anand M Prabhakar
PURPOSE: Critical access hospitals face difficulty providing all services locally and may need to refer patients off-site for additional care. Providing on-site minimally invasive biopsies, may obviate visits to tertiary or quaternary care centers. This study aims to assess feasibility and outcomes of an ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy program in a critical access hospital. METHODS: In this HIPAA compliant, IRB approved study, the Interventional Radiology (IR) database of a 19-bed, island, rural, critical access hospital without onsite pathology services affiliated with our quaternary care institution was retrospectively reviewed to identify all thyroid biopsies that were performed on site since inception of the service in April 2014 through August 2016...
February 16, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361927/molecular-profiling-of-thyroid-nodule-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
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REVIEW
Markus Eszlinger, Lorraine Lau, Sana Ghaznavi, Christopher Symonds, Shamir P Chandarana, Moosa Khalil, Ralf Paschke
The differential diagnosis and malignancy risk stratification of thyroid nodules requires multidisciplinary expertise and knowledge of both local ultrasonography practices and the local malignancy rates for a given fine-needle aspiration (FNA) result. Even in such a multidisciplinary setting, FNA cytology has the inherent limitation that indeterminate cytology results cannot distinguish between follicular adenomas, follicular thyroid carcinomas or follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinomas. Accumulating evidence suggests that this limitation can be overcome by using molecular diagnostic approaches...
March 31, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347233/glycolysis-related-protein-expression-in-thyroid-cancer
#7
Ji Hae Nahm, Hye Min Kim, Ja Seung Koo
We aimed to demonstrate the differences in the expression of glucose metabolism-related proteins according to the thyroid cancer subtypes and investigate the implications of these differences. A total of 566 thyroid cancer patients, including 342 cases of papillary thyroid carcinoma, 112 cases of follicular carcinoma, 70 cases of medullary carcinoma, 23 cases of poorly differentiated carcinoma, 19 cases of anaplastic carcinoma, and 152 cases of follicular adenoma, were enrolled in the study. Immunohistochemical staining for glucose transporter 1, hexokinase II, carbonic anhydrase IX, and monocarbonylate transporter 4 was performed, and the relationship between immunoreactivity and clinicopathologic parameters was analyzed...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296267/can-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-be-distinguished-from-classic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-follicular-adenomas-by-fine-needle-aspiration
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Tamar C Brandler, Fang Zhou, Cheng Z Liu, Margaret Cho, Ryan P Lau, Aylin Simsir, Kepal N Patel, Wei Sun
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma, a diagnosis implying malignancy as a variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), has recently been reclassified to noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) on surgical pathology. Due to the effects of such a recategorization on rate of malignancy and clinical management algorithms, it is imperative that we explore whether presurgical fine-needle aspiration can differentiate NIFTP from PTC and follicular adenoma (FA)...
March 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261999/cytological-evaluation-by-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-of-incidental-focal-increased-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-thyroid-on-positron-emission-tomography-scan
#9
Yanchun Li, Min Cui, Nami Azar, Dean Nakamoto, Claire W Michael
BACKGROUND: With the increased use of whole body fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) scan for staging/restaging or primary diagnosis of neoplasia, thyroid incidentalomas have become more common. The limited reports of PET-positive thyroid incidentalomas showed incidence of malignancy ranging from 14 to 66%, and there is discrepancy in terms of the diagnostic significance of the standard uptake value (SUV) value. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 20 PET incidentalomas which had cytological evaluation from October 2009 to February 2015 at a tertiary care university medical center, M:F = 8:12...
March 6, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259878/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fine-needle-aspiration-in-thyroid-nodules-arising-in-patients-with-graves-disease
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Jen-Fan Hang, Mohammed T Lilo, Justin A Bishop, Syed Z Ali
OBJECTIVE: Cytopathologic interpretation in Graves disease (GD) is considered challenging due to significant cellular atypia. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively identified 55 fine needle aspirations (FNAs) from 43 patients with GD that subsequently underwent thyroidectomy from 1995 to 2016. RESULTS: There were 5 patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and 4 with follicular adenoma (FA). Of the 5 patients with PTC, FNA was interpreted as PTC in 3, atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) in 1, and adenomatoid nodule (AN) in 1 (with a 0...
March 4, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257096/expression-of-autophagy-related-proteins-in-different-types-of-thyroid-cancer
#11
Hye Min Kim, Eun-Sol Kim, Ja Seung Koo
Thyroid cancer is common type of malignant tumor in humans, and the autophagy status of such tumors may vary according to subtype. This study aimed to investigate the expression and implications of the major autophagy-related molecules light chain (LC) 3A, LC3B, p62, and BNIP-3 in human thyroid carcinoma. Tissue microarrays were constructed from 555 thyroid cancers (papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC): 342; follicular carcinoma (FC): 112; medullary carcinoma (MC): 70; poorly differentiated carcinoma (PDC): 23; and anaplastic carcinoma (AC): 8) and 152 follicular adenomas (FAs)...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217943/fine-needle-cytology-pre-surgical-differentiation-of-parathyroid-neoplasms-is-it-reliable
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A Caleo, M Vitale, L Valvano, M Siano, B Angrisani, M Forlenza, A Massari, A Puzziello, F Salzano, P Zeppa
BACKGROUND: Fine needle cytology (FNC) of a parathyroid neoplasia (PN) is reliable, but needs to be confirmed by Parathormone (PTH) and Thyroglobulin (TG) immunoassay on needle washing or by immunocytochemistry (ICC) evaluation. The differentiation between parathyroid adenoma (PA), atypical adenoma (PAA) and carcinoma (PC) is difficult on histology or even impossible on FNC. The aim of this study was to evaluate possible cytological criteria to classify FNC-PN further. METHODS: Twenty-three FNC samples of PN and parathyroid cysts were rather then have been reviewed...
February 20, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214214/diagnostic-utility-of-ck19-and-cd56-in-the-differentiation-of-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-from-its-mimics
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Nehal S Abouhashem, Suzan M Talaat
BACKGROUND: Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of malignant thyroid tumors. The main diagnostic clue of PTC is the presence of its characteristic nuclear features. Yet, the focal presence of these features in other thyroid lesions causes a diagnostic dilemma. AIM: To evaluate Cytokeratin 19 (CK19) and CD56 immunostains as useful diagnostic markers in distinguishing papillary thyroid carcinoma from other mimicking thyroid lesions. METHODS: Eighty cases of different thyroid lesions were submitted for immunohistochemical staining of CK19 and CD56...
January 22, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188700/how-suspicious-is-that-nodule-review-of-suspicious-afirma-gene-expression-classifier-in-high-risk-thyroid-nodules
#14
Sudarshana Roychoudhury, Melissa Klein, Fabiola Souza, Cecilia Gimenez, Alice Laser, Rubina Shaheen Cocker, Karen Chau, Kasturi Das
BACKGROUND: The Afirma gene expression classifier (GEC) is being increasingly utilized to confirm the benign nature of indeterminate FNA cytology results thus avoiding unnecessary surgical procedures. However the "suspicious" result of the Afirma GEC does not classify these indeterminate nodules further in determining appropriate management. This study investigated the outcome of the thyroid nodules deemed to be "suspicious" by the Afirma GEC in a high risk population. METHODS: The pathology database was searched for all thyroid nodules with Afirma test results over a three year period, 2013-2015...
April 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182068/evaluation-of-thyroid-nodules-classified-as-bethesda-category-iii-on-fnac
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Shiwani Garg, Leena P Naik, Kanchan S Kothari, Gwendolyn C Fernandes, Mona A Agnihotri, Jagruti C Gokhale
BACKGROUND: The Bethesda (BSRTC) category III has been ascribed a malignancy rate of 5-15%, however, the probability of malignancy remains variable. AIM: To evaluate category III with respect to its rate and risk of malignancy and substratify it. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Atypia of undetermined significance/Follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) percentage, cytohistological correlation, and risk of malignancy were analyzed and substratification was done...
January 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160246/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-males-with-glycogen-storage-disease-type-1
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Evelyn M Wong, Anna Lehman, Philip Acott, Jane Gillis, Daniel L Metzger, Sandra Sirrs
BACKGROUND: Glycogen storage disease type 1 is an autosomal recessive disorder with an incidence of 1 in 100,000. Long-term complications include chronic blood glucose lability, lactic academia, short stature, osteoporosis, delayed puberty, gout, progressive renal insufficiency, systemic or pulmonary hypertension, hepatic adenomas at risk for malignant transformation, anemia, vitamin D deficiency, hyperuricemic nephrocalcinosis, inflammatory bowel syndrome (type 1b), hypertriglyceridemia, and irregular menstrual cycles...
February 4, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130940/false-positive-cytopathology-results-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-trap-for-thyroid-surgeons
#17
K-I Yi, S Ahn, D Y Park, J-C Lee, B-J Lee, S-G Wang, W Cha
OBJECTIVES: Current preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules remains imperfect despite recent advances in cytopathology and molecular diagnostics. False positivity in preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may lead to overtreatment of patients, including total thyroidectomy, and sometimes to lawsuits for misdiagnosis and malpractice. In this study, we analysed clinical characteristics and pathologic findings in patients with false positivity for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in FNAC...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112041/braf-k601e-mutation-in-a-follicular-thyroid-adenoma
#18
Elisabetta Macerola, Liborio Torregrossa, Clara Ugolini, Sohail Bakkar, Paolo Vitti, Guido Fadda, Fulvio Basolo
BRAF mutations represent the most common genetic alteration in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The p.V600E mutation is specific for the classic and tall-cell variants of PTC and has been associated with a more aggressive biologic behavior. On the other hand, the p.K601E mutation is peculiar to the follicular variant of PTC, and seems to be a favorable prognostic indicator. A 12-year-old boy presented with a 10-mm left-sided thyroid nodule. Fine-needle aspiration cytology reported the lesion as suspicious for a follicular neoplasm (Bethesda category IV)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064410/detecting-n-ras-q61r-mutated-thyroid-neoplasias-by-immunohistochemistry
#19
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...
March 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008451/values-of-molecular-markers-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-thyroid-abnormalities
#20
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
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