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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087101/current-management-of-low-risk-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-and-papillary-microcarcinoma
#1
V D Tarasova, R M Tuttle
Each year, the proportion of thyroid cancer patients presenting with low risk disease is increasing. Moreover, the definition of low risk thyroid cancer is expanding and several histological subtypes beyond papillary microcarcinomas are now classified as low risk disease. This shift in the landscape of thyroid cancer presentation is forcing clinicians to critically re-evaluate whether or not traditional management paradigms that were effective in treating intermediate and high risk disease are applicable to these low risk patients...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081315/the-association-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-with-microcalcification-in-thyroidnodules-with-indeterminate-cytology-based-on-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy
#2
İbrahim Ali Özemir, Barış Bayraktar, Ender Anılır, Kıvılcım Orhun, Tunç Eren, Jülide Sağıroğlu, Ayşe Bahar Ceyran, Rafet Yiğitbaşı, Orhan Alimoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Microcalcifications are generally accepted as highly specific for thyroid malignancy, especially for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to determine the significance of microcalcification within nodules that were classified as being of “indeterminate cytology” (IC) according to fine-needle aspiration biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent thyroidectomy between January 2010 and 2013 were included in the study...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071986/evaluation-of-a-two-year-routine-application-of-molecular-testing-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspirations-fna-using-a-7-gene-panel-in-a-primary-referral-setting-in-germany
#3
Markus Eszlinger, Katharina Böhme, Maha Ullmann, Fabian Görke, Udo Siebolts, Anna Neumann, Christiane Franzius, Sabine Adam, Thomas Molwitz, Christian Landvogt, Bassam Amro, Anja Hach, Berit Feldmann, Dieter Graf, Antje Wefer, Rainer Niemann, Catharina Bullmann, Günther Klaushenke, Reinhard Santen, Gregor Tönshoff, Velimir Ivancevic, Andreas Kögler, Eberhard Bell, Bernd Lorenz, Gerald Kluge, Christoph Hartenstein, Ilka Ruschenburg, Ralf Paschke
BACKGROUND: Major differences with respect to the diagnostic performance of a "ruling in" approach in the pre-surgical diagnosis of indeterminate thyroid fine needle aspirations (FNAs) have been reported. Therefore, the aim of this prospective multicenter study was to investigate the specific diagnostic impact of mutation testing using a 7-gene-panel in a routine primary referral setting analyzing FNAs from endocrinology and nuclear medicine practices in Germany. METHODS: RNA and DNA was extracted from 564 routine air-dried FNA smears obtained from 64 physicians and cytologically graded by one experienced cytopathologist...
January 10, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064410/detecting-n-ras-q61r-mutated-thyroid-neoplasias-by-immunohistochemistry
#4
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/28061868/mir-221-a-potential-prognostic-biomarker-for-recurrence-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#5
Lei Dai, Yaozong Wang, Liangliang Chen, Jueru Zheng, Jianjun Li, Xianjiang Wu
BACKGROUND: Many studies have reported several transcriptionally deregulated microRNAs (miRNAs) in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) tissue in comparison with benign thyroid nodules and normal thyroid tissues. However, the correlation between miRNA expressions and PTC recurrence still remains unclear. METHODS: The PTC patients who scheduled to undergo total thyroidectomy by the same surgical team in Ningbo NO.2 Hospital from March 1998 to March 2008 were enrolled in this study...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057295/are-large-thyroid-nodules-classified-as-benign-on-fine-needle-aspiration-more-likely-to-harbor-cancer
#6
Helen Shi, Iulianna Bobanga, Christopher R McHenry
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to investigate whether benign thyroid nodules ≥ 4 cm have a higher malignancy rate. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with a nodule and a benign FNAB who underwent thyroidectomy was completed. Patients were divided into two groups; nodule size: < 4 cm or ≥4 cm, and clinical factors, nodule size and rates of malignancy were compared. RESULTS: 337 patients underwent thyroidectomy: 99 had nodules <4 cm (2...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056690/2016-guidelines-of-the-american-thyroid-association-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-thyroid-disease-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum
#7
Erik K Alexander, Elizabeth N Pearce, Gregory A Brent, Rosalind S Brown, Herbert Chen, Chrysoula Dosiou, William Grobman, Peter Laurberg, John H Lazarus, Susan J Mandel, Robin Peeters, Scott Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Thyroid disease in pregnancy is a common clinical problem. Since the American Thyroid Association's (ATA's) guidelines for the management of these disorders were first published in 2011, significant clinical and scientific advances have occurred in the field. The aim of these guidelines is to inform clinicians, patients, researchers, and health policy makers on published evidence relating to the diagnosis and management of thyroid disease in women during pregnancy, preconception and the postpartum period...
January 6, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052718/thyroid-nodule-size-at-ultrasound-as-a-predictor-of-malignancy-and-final-pathologic-size
#8
Allison Cavallo, Daniel N Johnson, Michael Geoffrey White, Saaduddin Siddiqui, Tatjana Antic, Melvy Mathew, Raymon H Grogan, Peter Angelos, Edwin L Kaplan, Nicole A Cipriani
BACKGROUND: Thyroid-related mortality has remained constant despite increasing incidence of thyroid carcinoma. Most thyroid nodules are benign, therefore, ultrasound and fine needle aspiration (FNA) are integral in cancer screening. We hypothesize that increased nodule size at ultrasound does not predict malignancy and correlation between nodule size at ultrasound and pathologic exam is good. METHODS: Resected thyroids with preoperative ultrasounds were identified...
January 4, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028762/screening-for-thyroid-cancer-in-survivors-of-childhood-and-young-adult-cancer-treated-with-neck-radiation
#9
Emily S Tonorezos, Dana Barnea, Chaya S Moskowitz, Joanne F Chou, Charles A Sklar, Elena B Elkin, Richard J Wong, Duan Li, R Michael Tuttle, Deborah Korenstein, Suzanne L Wolden, Kevin C Oeffinger
BACKGROUND: The optimal method of screening for thyroid cancer in survivors of childhood and young adult cancer exposed to neck radiation remains controversial. Outcome data for a physical exam-based screening approach are lacking. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of adult survivors of childhood and young adult cancer with a history of neck radiation followed in the Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering between November 2005 and August 2014...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024119/accuracy-of-international-ultrasound-risk-stratification-systems-in-thyroid-lesions-cytologically-classified-as-indeterminate
#10
Pierpaolo Trimboli, Franco Fulciniti, Valentina Zilioli, Luca Ceriani, Luca Giovanella
BACKGROUND: Eminent international societies have published their thyroid ultrasound risk stratification system (US-RSS) to give a friendly tool for thyroidologists. In particular, American Thyroid Association (ATA), American Association Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinologists and Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AACE/ACE/AME), British Thyroid Association (BTA), and Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) are often adopted for clinical practice. The reliability of these US-RSS has not been evaluated in discriminating cancers from benignancy in nodules with indeterminate FNA...
December 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017809/prevalence-of-contralateral-tumors-in-patients-with-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#11
Michael Sullivan, Paul H Graham, Erik K Alexander, Daniel T Ruan, Matthew A Nehs, Atul A Gawande, Francis D Moore, Brooke E Howitt, Kyle C Strickland, Jeffrey F Krane, Justine A Barletta, Nancy L Cho
BACKGROUND: Thyroid lobectomy alone is increasingly being performed for patients with encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (fvPTC). However, the prevalence of contralateral disease in these patients is unknown. Here, we investigated the presence of synchronous disease in fvPTC to improve decision making regarding the extent of surgical resection and need for surveillance. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent thyroid surgery from October 2009 to February 2013 with a diagnosis of fvPTC as their primary lesion...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994875/management-of-metastatic-thyroid-cancer-in-pregnancy-risk-and-uncertainty
#12
Christopher W Rowe, Kirsten Murray, Andrew Woods, Sandeep Gupta, Roger Smith, Katie Wynne
: Metastatic thyroid cancer is an uncommon condition to be present at the time of pregnancy, but presents a challenging paradigm of care. Clinicians must balance the competing interests of long-term maternal health, best achieved by iatrogenic hyperthyroidism, regular radioiodine therapy and avoidance of dietary iodine, against the priority to care for the developing foetus, with inevitable compromise. Additionally, epidemiological and cellular data support the role of oestrogen as a growth factor for benign and malignant thyrocytes, although communicating the magnitude of this risk to patients and caregivers, as well as the uncertain impact of any pregnancy on long-term prognosis, remains challenging...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975148/complications-encountered-in-ultrasonography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-and-recurrent-thyroid-cancers
#13
Cherry Kim, Jeong Hyun Lee, Young Jun Choi, Won Bae Kim, Tae Yon Sung, Jung Hwan Baek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the complication rates and describe the possible complications of ultrasonography-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of benign thyroid nodules (BTN) and recurrent thyroid cancers (RTC), and to compare the complication rates between BTN and RTC. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed 875 patients who underwent RFA for BTN (746 patients; 83.5%) or RTC (129 patients; 14.7%). Medical records were reviewed for all types of complications occurring during and after the RFA procedure...
December 14, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966298/differentiated-thyroid-cancer-in-patients-with-prolactinoma
#14
Abbas Ali Tam, Cafer Kaya, Cevdet Aydın, Reyhan Ersoy, Bekir Çakır
BACKGROUND/AIM: Increasing evidence is available about the role of prolactin in the development of various cancers. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the frequency of thyroid cancer in patients with prolactinoma followed at a single site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of 182 patients diagnosed with prolactinoma were reviewed retrospectively. Serum prolactin, antithyroglobulin, antithyroid peroxidase antibody, thyroid-stimulating hormone, free T4, and free T3 values and pituitary gland magnetic resonance imaging and thyroid ultrasound reports were evaluated...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965276/thyroid-nodules-and-cancer-management-guidelines-comparisons-and-controversies
#15
Fadi Nabhan, Matthew D Ringel
Thyroid cancer is an increasingly prevalent malignancy throughout the world. Management guidelines for both thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer have been published and updated by a number of societies internationally. All of these guidelines recognize this increasing incidence, particularly of small papillary thyroid cancers, due in part to improved technology enabling early or even "over" diagnosis. Recent advances in molecular imaging and molecular methods have been developed to better characterize thyroid nodules, and a number of studies that have clarified risk stratification systems that can be modified over time allow for individualization of diagnosis, initial treatment, and subsequent follow-up strategies...
December 13, 2016: Endocrine-related Cancer
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
#16
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/27941815/association-between-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#17
Ji-Feng Liu, Luo Ba, Hong Lv, Dan Lv, Jin-Tao Du, Xiao-Mei Jing, Ning-Jing Yang, Shao-Xin Wang, Chao Li, Xiao-Xia Li
The association between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is undecided. To rectify this question, we conducted a systematic meta-analysis based on 7 prospective cohort studies published between 2013 and 2015, comprising 7349 patients. Six of these cohorts included pretreatment (baseline) NLR data for patients with thyroid nodules. The meta-analysis of these 6 cohorts showed that the NLR of patients with DTC (4617 cases) was statistically similar to patients with benign nodules only (1666 cases), with a mean difference (MD) of 0...
December 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936121/impact-of-reclassification-on-thyroid-nodules-with-architectural-atypia-from-non-invasive-encapsulated-follicular-variant-papillary-thyroid-carcinomas-to-non-invasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features
#18
Min Ji Jeon, Dong Eun Song, Chan Kwon Jung, Won Gu Kim, Hyemi Kwon, Yu-Mi Lee, Tae-Yon Sung, Jong Ho Yoon, Ki-Wook Chung, Suck Joon Hong, Jung Hwan Baek, Jeong Hyun Lee, Tae Yong Kim, Young Kee Shong, Won Bae Kim
BACKGROUND: The follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancer (FVPTC), especially the encapsulated non-invasive subtype, is a controversial entity. Recent study suggested using 'non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP)' for these indolent carcinomas. We evaluated the impact of reclassification from non-invasive encapsulated FVPTCs (EFVPTCs) to NIFTPs in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules with architectural atypia. METHODS: We reviewed 1301 thyroid nodules with architectural atypia in core needle biopsy (CNB) specimens obtained from March 2012 to February 2013...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923591/braf-v600e-mutation-as-a-predictor-of-thyroid-malignancy-in-indeterminate-nodules-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
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M Jinih, N Foley, O Osho, L Houlihan, A A Toor, J Z Khan, A A Achakzai, H P Redmond
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodules are usually diagnosed using fine-needle aspiration (FNA). The sensitivity limitations of FNA result in 10-30% of nodules being classified as "indeterminate". The BRAF(V600E) mutation is associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). We conducted a systemic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic utility of the BRAF(V600E) mutation in indeterminate nodules. METHOD: PUBMED and EMBASE were searched for studies testing for the BRAF(V600E) involving indeterminate nodules (Thy3a, Thy3f, Thy4) and containing information on final surgical histopathology...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916971/diagnostic-accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-enhancement-patterns-for-thyroid-nodules
#20
Yan Zhang, Yu-Kun Luo, Ming-Bo Zhang, Jie Li, Junlai Li, Jie Tang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) enhancement patterns in the assessment of thyroid nodules. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 158 patients with suspected thyroid cancer underwent conventional ultrasound (US) and CEUS examinations. The contrast enhancement patterns of the lesions, including the peripheries of the lesions, were assessed by CEUS scans. The relationship between the size of the lesions and the degree of enhancement was also studied...
December 5, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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