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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087101/current-management-of-low-risk-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-and-papillary-microcarcinoma
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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/28064410/detecting-n-ras-q61r-mutated-thyroid-neoplasias-by-immunohistochemistry
#2
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/28056690/2016-guidelines-of-the-american-thyroid-association-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-thyroid-disease-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum
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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/28041586/thyroid-nodules-%C3%AE-guide-to-assessment-treatment-and-follow-up
#4
REVIEW
Stavroula Α Paschou, Andromachi Vryonidou, Dimitrios G Goulis
Thyroid nodules constitute by far the most common disorder of the endocrine system. Epidemiological studies have indicated that approximately 5% of women and 1% of men resident in iodine-sufficient areas have palpable thyroid nodules. However, by the age of 60 years about 50% of the general population is estimated to have at least one thyroid nodule. Indeed, the reported prevalence of a "thyroid incidentaloma" is up to 70% when neck/carotid artery ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed for other indications...
February 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003924/intrathyroidal-clear-cell-tumor-of-parathyroid-origin-with-review-of-literature
#5
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/27994875/management-of-metastatic-thyroid-cancer-in-pregnancy-risk-and-uncertainty
#6
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/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/27981252/thyroid-hormone-dysfunction-during-pregnancy-a-review
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REVIEW
Aynadis Alemu, Betelihem Terefe, Molla Abebe, Belete Biadgo
Thyroid dysfunctions such as hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis and thyroid nodules may develop during pregnancy leading to abortion, placental abruptions, preeclampsia, preterm delivery and reduced intellectual function in the offspring. Epidemiological data have shown the significant role of maternal thyroid hormone in fetal neurologic development and maternal health. It has been suggested that the deleterious effects of thyroid dysfunction can also extend beyond pregnancy and delivery to affect neuro-intellectual development in the early life of the child...
November 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965276/thyroid-nodules-and-cancer-management-guidelines-comparisons-and-controversies
#9
REVIEW
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...
February 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941541/cytopathology-of-follicular-cell-nodules
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Esther D Rossi, Tommaso Bizzarro, Maurizio Martini, Luigi M Larocca, Fernando Schmitt, Philippe Vielh
The detection of thyroid nodules, consisting of different diseases, represents a common finding in population. Their evaluation and diagnosis are mostly achieved with fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Even though the majority of thyroid nodules are correctly diagnosed, a total of 25% to 30% of them are classified "indeterminate" comprising lesions with varying risk of malignancy and different types of management. Although the number of thyroid FNACs, including small lesions, is increasing due to the reliance upon sonographic and cytologic interpretations, there are issues concerning cytomorphologic interpretation and interobserver reproducibility...
January 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938945/complications-after-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-a-retrospective-study-of-7449-consecutive-thyroid-nodules
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C Cappelli, I Pirola, B Agosti, A Tironi, E Gandossi, P Incardona, F Marini, A Guerini, M Castellano
Although fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of thyroid nodules is invasive, it is simple, reliable, safe, and well-accepted by patients. Local pain and minor haematomas are the most common complications, and serious ones are rare. We report the complications associated with ultrasound-guided FNA of 7449 thyroid nodules in a series of 6323 patients (5121 women and 1202 men) treated between January 2007 and March 2016 at our institution. We reviewed their medical and imaging records, and recorded the number and type of complications, time of detection, time to recovery, management, and permanent consequences...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936530/endocrinology-update-thyroid-disorders
#12
Scott Kelley
Thyroid disease affects nearly every organ system in the body. Hypothyroidism is a state of thyroid hormone insufficiency that results in decreased metabolism and secondary effects including fatigue and weight gain. Primary hypothyroidism typically is a result of autoimmune thyroiditis or iodine deficiency and is assessed by measurement of the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level. This level usually is elevated in patients with hypothyroidism and low in patients with hyperthyroidism. Levothyroxine is the treatment of choice for hypothyroidism...
December 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932508/first-line-use-of-core-needle-biopsy-for-high-yield-preliminary-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules
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H C Kim, Y J Kim, H Y Han, J M Yi, J H Baek, S Y Park, J Y Seo, K W Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although core needle biopsy was introduced as a diagnostic alternative to fine-needle aspiration, the utility and safety of core needle biopsy for thyroid nodules in a large population has yet to be studied comprehensively. We evaluate core needle biopsy yields on a large-scale basis to investigate its potential in the preliminary diagnosis of thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2005 and December 2013, 2448 initially detected thyroid nodules from 2120 consecutive patients who underwent core needle biopsy were retrospectively evaluated...
December 8, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911001/diagnostic-accuracy-of-thyroid-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-in-the-prediction-of-malignancy-in-nodules-with-atypia-and-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-cytologies
#14
Husniye Baser, Bekir Cakir, Oya Topaloglu, Afra Alkan, Sefika Burcak Polat, Hayriye Tatli Dogan, Mustafa Omer Yazicioğlu, Cevdet Aydin, Reyhan Ersoy
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) is a simple and reliable reporting system for the prediction of malignancy. We aimed to determine the role of TIRADS in the prediction of malignancy in subcategories of Bethesda Category III, atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) and follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS). DESIGN & PATIENTS: A total of 461 nodules with AUS cytology in 450 patients and 179 nodules with FLUS cytology in 168 patients were included...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900100/avoidance-of-unnecessary-fine-needle-aspiration-with-the-use-of-the-thyroid-imaging-reporting-data-system-classification-and-strain-elastography-based-on-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology
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Murat Erkan, Sule Canberk, Gamze Z Kilicoglu, Mine Onenerk, Atay Uludokumaci, Pembegul Gunes, Tugba Atasoy
Thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy has been widely accepted as an accurate and cost-effective tool in the management of thyroid nodules. To avoid unnecessary FNAs and provide appropriate management, patient evaluation should be based on a multidisciplinary approach. For this purpose, the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) and strain elastography (SE) were proposed as tools for the risk assessment of malignancy in thyroid nodules. The aim of the present study was to analyze the utility of TI-RADS system and SE, along with FNA, and prospectively evaluate 369 consecutive patients referred for FNA of a thyroid nodule...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893292/inappropriate-use-of-suppressive-doses-of-thyroid-hormone-in-thyroid-nodule-management-results-from-a-nationwide-survey
#16
Maria Papaleontiou, Megan R Haymart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873102/fine-needle-cytology-in-the-follow-up-of-breast-carcinoma
#17
Anna Maria Cascone, Maria Siano, Basilio Angrisani, Rosa Maria Di Crescenzo, Alessandro Vatrella, Carmine Selleri, Francesco Salzano, Pio Zeppa
The postoperative follow-up strategies for breast carcinoma (BC) utilize different procedures; the aim of this study was to investigate the role of fine-needle cytology (FNC) in the follow-up of BC patients. Two hundred sixty-six FNC samples from 190 BC patients have been reviewed. The target anatomical sites were 190 breast including 155 ipsilateral and 145 contralateral breast lesions and 76 extra-mammary nodules. Extra-mammary lesions included lymph nodes, thyroidal nodules, soft tissue lesions, (subcutaneous and sub-scars), salivary glands and deep located masses...
November 21, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867894/hyperthyroidism-and-graves-disease-is-an-ultrasound-examination-needed
#18
Lakshminarayanan Varadhan, George Iype Varughese, Sailesh Sankaranarayanan
AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the limitation of clinical examination in determining the morphology of thyroid gland in patients with hyperthyroidism and its implications. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with hyperthyroidism seen in a tertiary endocrine clinic were analyzed. Sub-analysis was performed on patients with proven Graves' disease. RESULTS: Of the 133 patients included in this study with hyperthyroidism, 60 (45%) patients had significant nodularity on ultrasound (US)...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852075/thyroid-atypia-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-attitudes-towards-the-diagnosis-of-bethesda-system-iii-nodules
#19
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/27832468/nodular-thyroid-disease-in-the-elderly-novel-molecular-approaches-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy
#20
REVIEW
Salvatore Sorrenti, Enke Baldini, Francesco Tartaglia, Antonio Catania, Stefano Arcieri, Daniele Pironi, Pier Giorgio Calò, Angelo Filippini, Salvatore Ulisse
Epithelial thyroid cancers (TC) comprise two differentiated histotypes (DTC), the papillary (PTC) and the follicular (FTC) thyroid carcinomas which, following dedifferentiation, are assumed to give rise to the poorly differentiated thyroid carcinomas and the rare, but highly aggressive and invariably fatal, anaplastic thyroid carcinomas. Although thyroid cancer mortality has not been changed, its annual incidence has increased over the last two decades, mainly because of the improved ability to diagnose malignant transformation in small non-palpable thyroid nodules...
November 10, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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