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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204971/the-presence-of-cancerous-nodules-in-lymph-nodes-is-a-novel-indicator-of-distant-metastasis-and-poor-survival-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Ling Chen, Youzhi Zhu, Ke Zheng, Huihao Zhang, Hongkun Guo, Li Zhang, Kunlin Wu, Lingjun Kong, Weihong Ruan, Jianying Hu, Xin Zhang, Xiangjin Chen
PURPOSE: Several characteristics of lymph node metastasis (LNM) as predictors of the risk of recurrence or death were examined in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The presence of cancerous nodules as a characteristic of LNMs in PTC has not yet been reported. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of the cancerous nodules in the lymph node (CNLN) to determine the risk of distant metastasis and survival in patients with PTC. METHODS: This retrospective observational cohort study enrolled 1408 patients with pathologically confirmed PTC without initial distant metastasis who underwent thyroidectomy and neck dissection...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196954/metformin-and-thyroid-disease
#2
Xianghui Meng, Shuhang Xu, Guofang Chen, Michael Derwahl, Chao Liu
An intriguing area of research in thyroidology is the recently discovered association of insulin resistance with thyroid functional and morphological abnormalities. Individuals with hyperinsulinemia have larger thyroid gland and a higher prevalence of thyroid nodules and cancer. Accordingly, patients treated with metformin have a smaller thyroid volume and a lower risk of incident goiter, thyroid nodule and cancer. Multiple studies in vitro and in vivo have demonstrated that metformin can inhibit the growth of thyroid cells and different types of thyroid cancer cells by affecting the insulin/IGF-1 and mTOR pathways...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192631/thyroid-cytology-nuclear-versus-architectural-atypia-within-the-atypia-of-undetermined-significance-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-bethesda-category-have-significantly-different-rates-of-malignancy
#3
Tiffany Rui Xuan Gan, Min En Nga, Jeffrey Huey Yew Lum, Wendy Meihua Wong, Wee Boon Tan, Rajeev Parameswaran, Kee Yuan Ngiam
BACKGROUND: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology is the most widely used classification system for the reporting of thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) specimens. However, the "atypical" category ("atypia of undetermined significance" [AUS] or "follicular lesion of undetermined significance" [FLUS]) continues to cause diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. The objectives of this study were to describe the differential malignancy rates of FNACs diagnosed as AUS/FLUS based on nuclear or architectural atypia and to assess the significance of demographic and ultrasonographic features in predicting malignancy in this category...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185344/incidental-and-nonincidental-canine-thyroid-tumors-assessed-by-multidetector-row-computed-tomography-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-study-in-4520-dogs
#4
Giovanna Bertolini, Michele Drigo, Luca Angeloni, Marco Caldin
Thyroid nodules are common in dogs and are increasingly likely to be detected with the increased use of advanced imaging modalities. An unsuspected, nonpalpable, asymptomatic lesion, defined as a thyroid incidentaloma, may be discovered on an imaging study unrelated to the thyroid gland. The objective of this single-center cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence and computed tomography (CT) characteristics of incidental and nonincidental thyroid tumors in a large population of dogs, using prospective recruitment of patients undergoing CT examination for various reasons during the period of 2005-2015...
February 9, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184253/concordance-between-the-tirads-ultrasound-criteria-and-the-bethesda-cytology-criteria-on-the-nontoxic-thyroid-nodule
#5
Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea, Ivonne Meza-Cabrera, Jorge Herrera-Chaparro
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodule is a common disorder of the thyroid. Despite their benign nature, they can be associated with multiple pathologic conditions, including thyroid cancer. METHODS: This cross-sectional study determined the concordance of Ultrasound (TIRADS criteria) and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA-BETHESDA system) in the assessment of the nontoxic thyroid nodule. A total of 180 subjects 18 years old or older underwent the two diagnostic tests and their results were compared using kappa index...
2017: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178124/anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-and-foscarnet-use-in-a-multitarget-treatment-documented-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report
#6
Elisa Giannetta, Andrea M Isidori, Cosimo Durante, Cira Di Gioia, Flavia Longo, Vincenzo Tombolini, Nadia Bulzonetti, Chiara Graziadio, Riccardo Pofi, Daniele Gianfrilli, Antonella Verrienti, Raffaella Carletti, Sebastiano Filetti, Andrea Lenzi, Alberto Baroli
RATIONALE: The case reported the rapid remission of disease recurrence achieved adding foscarnet, a DNA polymerase inhibitor that interacts with fibroblast growth factor 2, to low molecular weight heparin and sunitinib for the first time in a patient with an anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old woman with a multinodular goiter referred for a rapid enlargement of a nodule. Histological examination revealed an ATC with a little area of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175931/determining-patient-preferences-for-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules-observation-surgery-or-molecular-tests
#7
Daniel Joonil Lee, Jason J Xu, Dale H Brown, Ralph W Gilbert, Patrick J Gullane, Jonathan C Irish, Lorne E Rotstein, David P Goldstein, John R de Almeida
BACKGROUND: Gene-expression classifiers (GEC) and genetic mutation panels (GMP) have been shown to improve preoperative diagnostic evaluations of indeterminate thyroid nodules. Despite the improvement, uncertainty regarding the proper management exists. Patient preferences may better inform the management of these indeterminate thyroid nodules. METHODS: Hypothetical scenarios were administered to two groups of patients: those with previous FNA-confirmed indeterminate thyroid nodules (Group A, n = 50) and those presenting to a general otolaryngology clinic for other reasons (Group B, n = 50)...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164553/investigation-of-vegf-and-il-8-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#8
Ilhan Kilic, Sibel Guldiken, Tammam Sipahi, Orkide Palabiyik, Mustafa Akker, Ozlem Celik, Neslihan Soysal-Atile, Nermin Tuncbilek, Harun M Guven, A Sadi Gundogdu, Necdet Sut
BACKGROUND: Differentiated thyroid carcinomas (DTC) account for most of the thyroid cancers. The emergence of DTC may be affected by various predisposing genetic alterations and environmental factors The aim of this study was to investigate the role of VEGF C936T and IL-8 A251T gene polymorphisms in the pathogenesis and metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer. METHODS: The study consisted of 101 patients DTC patients and 109 healthy controls. The parameters of the stage of cancer of the DTC patients at the time of diagnosis (TNM) were recorded...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160058/the-utility-of-the-bethesda-category-and-its-association-with-braf-mutation-in-the-prediction-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-stage
#9
Augustas Beiša, Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, Virgilijus Beiša, Mindaugas Stoškus, Elvyra Ostanevičiūtė, Eugenijus Jasiūnas, Laimonas Griškevičius, Kęstutis Strupas
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the utility of the Bethesda category and its association with BRAF mutation in prediction of the papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) stage. METHODS: A prospective study analyzed patients who had ultrasound-suspicious thyroid nodules, underwent FNA and cytological examination, and were classified according to the Bethesda system. Patients from Undetermined Significance Or Follicular Lesion Of Undetermined Significance (AUS/FLUS), Follicular Neoplasm or Suspicious for a Follicular Neoplasm (FN/SFN), Suspicious for Malignant Cells (SMC), and Positive for Malignant Cells (PMC) groups were examined for the BRAF mutation and had a thyroid surgery...
February 3, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159025/iodine-status-and-thyroid-nodules-in-females-a-comparison-of-cyprus-and-romania
#10
S Gaengler, X D Andrianou, A Piciu, P Charisiadis, C Zira, K Aristidou, D Piciu, K C Makris
OBJECTIVES: The increased comparative prevalence rates of thyroid cancer in Cyprus (>EU average) led us to conduct this study on possible risk factors of thyroid nodules. Romania served as a reference with a comparative thyroid cancer prevalence < EU average. This study aimed to assess the association between urinary iodine (UI) and thyroid nodules in adult females (n = 208) from Cyprus and Romania. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study (n = 208). METHODS: Cases were females with ultrasound-confirmed thyroid nodules and controls with confirmed absence of nodules...
February 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152275/qualifiers-of-atypia-in-the-cytologic-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules-are-associated-with-different-afirma-gene-expression-classifier-results-and-clinical-outcomes
#11
Sylvan C Baca, Kristine S Wong, Kyle C Strickland, Howard T Heller, Matthew I Kim, Justine A Barletta, Edmund S Cibas, Jeffrey F Krane, Ellen Marqusee, Trevor E Angell
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodules with atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) have a low risk of malignancy that appears to vary based on specific features described in the AUS diagnosis. The Afirma gene expression classifier (GEC) is a molecular test designed to improve preoperative risk stratification of thyroid nodules, but its performance for different patterns of AUS has not been defined. The objective of this study was to assess GEC results and clinical outcomes in AUS nodules with architectural atypia (AUS-A), cytologic atypia (AUS-C) or both (AUS-C/A)...
February 2, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149806/robotic-retroauricular-thyroid-surgery
#12
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Haytham Alabbas, Daniah Bu Ali, Emad Kandil
Surgery is the gold standard treatment for patients with thyroid cancer or nodules suspicious for cancer. Open conventional approach is the standard surgical approach. However, a visible neck incision could be a concern for most young female patients, especially for patients with a history of healing with keloid or hypertrophic scars. Robotic remote access approaches have evolved into a safe and feasible approach in selected patients, providing a hidden scar with good patient satisfaction. This review will focus on the performance and safety of robotic retroauricular thyroid surgery...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133244/-a-case-of-minimal-thyroid-carcinoma-diagnosed-by-a-solitary-pulmonary-metastasis
#13
Hiroshi Kawai, Ryoma Sugimoto, Norichika Iga, Hirokuni Ikeda, Ryosuke Yoshida, Naohisa Waki, Masahiro Ishizaki, Hideyuki Nishi, Kazuki Yamashita
We report a case of minimal thyroid carcinoma diagnosed by a solitary pulmonary metastasis. A 70's man visited a medical practitioner because of chest discomfort, and there was an abnormality on the chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography(CT) showed a nodule in the right middle lobe of the lung. Positron emission tomography with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose(FDG)-PET revealed increased FDG uptake in that tumor, but did not reveal any other lesion. The tumor was clinically suspected to be a carcinoid tumor, primary lung cancer, metastatic lung cancer, or a benign tumor...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127743/metachronous-solitary-metastasis-to-the-thyroid-gland-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Francesco Gelsomino, Giuseppe Lamberti, Valentina Ambrosini, Francesca Sperandi, Roberto Agosti, Alessio G Morganti, Andrea Ardizzoni
INTRODUCTION: Non-small cell lung cancer presents at an advanced stage at diagnosis in two-thirds of cases. The most frequent metastatic sites are the central nervous system, adrenal glands and bones. By contrast, the thyroid gland is an extremely rare site of dissemination. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old Caucasian man previously treated with radiosurgery and brain metastasectomy followed by right middle lobectomy for a squamous cell lung carcinoma had a metachronous solitary metastasis to the thyroid gland, as confirmed by fine-needle aspiration cytology and open biopsy...
January 23, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127634/ultrasound-risk-stratification-for-malignancy-using-the-2015-american-thyroid-association-management-guidelines-for-children-with-thyroid-nodules-and-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#15
Jennifer E Lim-Dunham, Iclal Erdem Toslak, Khalid Alsabban, Amany Aziz, Brendan Martin, Gokcan Okur, Katherine C Longo
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) Management Guidelines for Children with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer provides selection criteria for nodules prior to ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of pediatric thyroid nodule risk stratification for predicting malignancy when applying the ultrasound (US) criteria recommended. MATERIALS AND METHODS: US characteristics of 39 thyroid nodules in 33 pediatric patients who underwent US fine-needle aspiration biopsy were reviewed by two radiologists...
January 27, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125944/applying-criteria-of-active-surveillance-to-low-risk-thyroid-papillary-cancer-over-a-decade-how-many-surgeries-and-complications-can-be-avoided
#16
Andrew Griffin, Juan P Brito, Manisha Bahl, Jenny K Hoang
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines acknowledged that "an active surveillance management approach can be considered as an alternative to immediate surgery" in patients with low risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study is to determine the proportion of PTC that would meet criteria for active surveillance and the surgeries and complications that could have been avoided. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 681 patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroid surgery from 2003 to 2012...
January 26, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118436/management-of-adult-patients-with-thyroid-nodules-and-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#17
Ronald N Cohen, Andrew M Davis
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24, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116986/diagnostic-value-of-ras-mutations-in-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
#18
William Clinkscales, Adrian Ong, Shaun Nguyen, Elizabeth Emily Harruff, Marion Boyd Gillespie
Objectives To determine the diagnostic value of HRAS, KRAS, and NRAS mutations in fine-needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules that are nondiagnostic on cytology. Data Sources PubMed, Scopus, Embase, CINAHL. Review Methods Two authors independently searched the data sources. To be included, studies reported the RAS mutational status and postoperative histopathologic diagnosis of nodules that exhibited indeterminate cytology after fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Data were extracted to calculate sensitivity, specificity, and positive/negative predictive values of any HRAS, KRAS, or NRAS mutation...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114862/the-ata-guidelines-on-management-of-thyroid-nodules-and-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-task-force-review-and-recommendation-on-the-proposed-renaming-of-efvptc-without-invasion-to-niftp
#19
Bryan R Haugen, Anna M Sawka, Erik K Alexander, Keith C Bible, Patrizio Caturegli, Gerard Doherty, Susan J Mandel, John C Morris, Aziza Nassar, Furio Pacini, Martin Schlumberger, Kathryn G Schuff, Steven I Sherman, Hilary Somerset, Julie Ann Sosa, David L Steward, Leonard Wartofsky, Michelle D Williams
American Thyroid Association (ATA) leadership asked the ATA Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Task Force to review, comment on and make recommendations related to the suggested new classification of Encapsulated Follicular Variant Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (eFVPTC) without capsular or vascular invasion to noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP). The task force consists of members from the 2015 guidelines task force with the recusal of three members who were authors on the paper under review...
January 23, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108635/follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-with-pathological-fracture-of-the-humerus-at-initial-diagnosis
#20
Wanding Yang, WaiSum Cho, Sudip Das, Peter Conboy
Differentiated carcinomas of the thyroid gland usually have a good prognosis with prognosis often discussed in terms of 20 year survival. Nevertheless its 10-year-survival rate decreases when accompanied by distant metastasis. Follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) is the second most common thyroid cancer and usually presents with a solitary thyroid nodule with or without cervical lymphadenopathy. Distance metastasis at initial diagnosis is seldom observed with incidence range from 1 to 9%. In cases of bone metastasis, the incidence is only 2-3% and weight-bearing skeleton is preferentially affected...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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