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Residual thymus and ultrasound

T N Moiseeva, L S Al'-Radi, I V Shitareva, A A Shevelev, I E Kostina, S K Kravchenko, A M Kremenetskaia, N N Tsyba
AIM: To make differential diagnosis of thymic hyperplasia and mediastinal tumor after chemotherapy (CT) in patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The examination of 182 HD patients aged 16-71 years (median 28 years) included chest x-ray computed tomography (XCT) at baseline, during treatment, each 3 months, ultrasound investigation of the chest and abdominal cavity. All the patients received 6-8 courses of the treatment according to the program BEACOPP-14 followed by radiotherapy on the residual tumor in 137 patients, or not followed in 45patients...
2011: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Elif Hindié, Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Françoise Duron, Isabelle Keller, Philippe Bouchard, Jean-Yves Devaux
OBJECTIVE: The American consensus statement on patients with low-risk thyroid cancer, published in 2003, suggests repeat (131)I therapy if the thyroglobulin value is elevated at first follow-up. We evaluated this strategy in our practice. METHODS: Among 407 patients with thyroid cancer who had total thyroidectomy and (131)I ablation between January 2000 and December 2003, 12 patients with stage I thyroid cancer (any tumour (T), any node (N), metastasis (M)0 if < 45 years or T1, N0, M0 if > 45 years), were re-treated on the basis of their thyroglobulin level at first follow-up...
March 2007: Clinical Endocrinology
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