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Thyroid nodule

Saima Riaz, Humayun Bashir, Aamna Hassan, Sajid Mushtaq, Arif Jamshed, Ahmad Murtaza
We report an aggressive papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with focal undifferentiated component in a 32-year-old female. She had limited disease confined within the thyroid gland at diagnosis. Within 12 months of thyroidectomy and radioiodine ablation, thyroglobulin (Tg) levels were elevated. Second radioiodine ablative dose was given, however, stimulated Tg levels showed an upward trend with negative iodine scan within 12 months. An 18F fludeoxyglucose-avid solitary pulmonary nodule that was detected on positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan was resected followed by empiric radioiodine therapy...
October 5, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
Alireza Najafian, Salem I Noureldine, Faris Azar, Chady Atallah, Gina Trinh, Eric B Schneider, Ralph P Tufano, Martha A Zeiger
BACKGROUND: Molecular markers associated with thyroid malignancy are increasingly being used as differential diagnostic tools for thyroid nodules. However, little has been reported recently regarding the prevalence of these markers in benign lesions. We systematically reviewed the literature to examine studies that reported on the prevalence of these markers in benign thyroid lesions. METHODS: Appropriate papers published between January 01, 2000 and April 30, 2015 and cataloged on PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, Scopus and Web of Science databases by combining different keywords for ''thyroid tumor'' with both general and specific keywords for ''molecular marker'' by using ''AND'' as the Boolean operator...
October 17, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Arun Sasikumar, Ajith Joy, Raviteja Nanabala, Madhavan Unni, Padmanabhan Tk
We describe a case of metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma with intensely tracer concentrating lesions in left suprarenal region, mediastinal lymph nodes, lytic bone lesions, thyroid nodules, and mild abnormal tracer-avid lung nodules in Ga-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT. On the other hand F-FDG PET/CT showed mild to no significant abnormal uptake in these lesions. Complimentary uptake pattern was observed in Ga-PSMA and F-FDG PET images in thyroid lesions and D5 vertebral lesion. This case highlights the possibilities of imaging clear cell renal cell carcinoma with Ga-PSMA and opens the possibility of treatment with Lu-PSMA...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
L Lazzeri, R Colucci, A Cammi, F Dragoni, S Moretti
Background. There are limited epidemiological studies evaluating the effect of age at onset on disease features in vitiligo. Objectives. To identify factors associated with adult onset vitiligo in comparison with childhood onset vitiligo. Patients and Methods. We retrospectively collected medical records of 191 patients. Such records included clinical examination, personal and familial medical history, laboratory evaluations, concomitant vitiligo treatment and drug assumption. Results. 123 patients with a disease onset after the age of 40 (adult onset vitiligo) were compared with 68 patients who developed vitiligo before the age of 12 (childhood onset vitiligo)...
2016: BioMed Research International
Claudio Spinelli
Thyroid tumors affect all age groups, including children and adolescents. Malignant cancer of the thyroid is a relatively uncommon disease in pediatric age. In the recent decades the incidence of paediatric differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) has increased. DTC in paediatric age is rare and has an excellent prognosis. Compared to adult counterpart, DTC in childhood presents some different features as follows: larger volume at the diagnosis, more frequent multicentricity (both mono- and bilateral), earlier local involvement of soft tissue of the neck, earlier lymph node involvement, distant metastases 3-4 times more frequent (most often in the lungs and almost always functional) and more common post-operatory recurrence; nevertheless, the prognosis of DTC in childhood is better and the survival greater than in adult...
October 13, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
Alfredo Campennì, Salvatore Giovinazzo, Salvatore Antonio Pignata, Francesca Di Mauro, Domenico Santoro, Lorenzo Curtò, Francesco Trimarchi, Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Sergio Baldari
Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare malignancy, which usually occurs as a sporadic disease, and less frequently in the setting of genetic syndromes. Despite the association of parathyroid and thyroid disorders being quite common, the coexistence of parathyroid carcinoma and thyroid disease is rare. We reviewed the pertinent literature. The terms "parathyroid carcinoma" and "thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule(s), Graves' disease, autonomously functioning thyroid nodules" were used both separately and in reciprocal conjunction to search MEDLINE for articles published from January 2007 to March 2016...
October 15, 2016: Endocrine
Friedhelm Raue, Karin Frank-Raue
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy. Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) with the two subtypes, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and follicular thyroid cancer (FTC), is the most frequent subtype of thyroid cancer; more rare subtypes are medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC). The incidence of DTC has increased rapidly in recent years due to the more frequent use of imaging methods such as ultrasound of the neck and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Sophia S Yu, Lindsay A Bischoff
Owing to the young median age of diagnosis, thyroid cancer in women can coincide with pregnancy and affect its management. The evaluation of a thyroid nodule in pregnant women is similar to that in nonpregnant women, but special consideration must be taken for the impact of a cancer diagnosis and its sequelae in pregnancy. The initial comprehensive exam for pregnant and nonpregnant women includes evaluation of the biochemical function and structure of the thyroid gland, and then fine-needle aspiration biopsy of any suspicious nodule...
October 14, 2016: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
Bryan R Haugen
Thyroid nodules are very common, and thyroid cancer is currently the fifth leading cancer diagnosis in women. The American Thyroid Association has led the development and revision of guidelines for the management of patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The most current revision was published in the January 2016 issue of the journal Thyroid. The current guidelines have 101 recommendations, with 8 figures and 17 tables that are hopefully helpful to those treating patients with thyroid nodules and cancer...
October 14, 2016: Cancer
William S Duke, F Christopher Holsinger, Emad Kandil, Jeremy D Richmon, Michael C Singer, David J Terris
BACKGROUND: Robotic facelift thyroidectomy (RFT) was developed as a new surgical approach to the thyroid gland using a remote incision site. Early favorable results led to this confirmatory multi-institutional experience. METHODS: Prospectively collected data on consecutive patients undergoing RFT in five North American academic endocrine surgical practices were compiled. Surgical indications, operative times, final pathology, nodule size, complications, and postoperative management (drain use and length of hospital stay) were evaluated...
October 13, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Debora Lucia Seguro Danilovic, Bruno Ferraz-de-Souza, Amanda Wictky Fabri, Nathalie Oliveira Santana, Marco Aurelio Kulcsar, Claudio Roberto Cernea, Suemi Marui, Ana Oliveira Hoff
OBJECTIVE: The increasing incidence of thyroid nodules demands identification of risk factors for malignant disease. Several studies suggested the association of higher TSH levels with cancer, but influence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) is controversial. This study aimed to identify the relationship of thyroid cancer with higher TSH levels and hypovitaminosis D and to evaluate their influence on prognostic characteristics of papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC). METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 433 patients submitted to thyroidectomy for thyroid nodules...
2016: PloS One
G Scerrino, M Attard, C Lo Piccolo, A Attard, G I Melfa, C Raspanti, M Zarcone, S Bonventre, S Mazzola, G Gulotta
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) can be found in concomitance with thyroid disease (TD) in a high frequency of cases. In this context the diagnostic exams for localizing the enlarged parathyroid(s) gland(s) could be less reliable or nonconclusive. Moreover, the thyroid carcinoma seems to be more frequent compared to that isolated thyroid desease and, therefore, carefully investigated. The main goal of the present study is to evaluate which diagnostic tool (US, MIBI) is more reliable for localizing the site of the PTH hypersecretion and to confirm if it is always advantageous a combination of both exams...
May 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Julietta V Rau, Valerio Graziani, Marco Fosca, Chiara Taffon, Massimiliano Rocchia, Pierfilippo Crucitti, Paolo Pozzilli, Andrea Onetti Muda, Marco Caricato, Anna Crescenzi
Recent investigations strongly suggest that Raman spectroscopy (RS) can be used as a clinical tool in cancer diagnosis to improve diagnostic accuracy. In this study, we evaluated the efficiency of Raman imaging microscopy to discriminate between healthy and neoplastic thyroid tissue, by analyzing main variants of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC), the most common type of thyroid cancer. We performed Raman imaging of large tissue areas (from 100 × 100 μm(2) up to 1 × 1 mm(2)), collecting 38 maps containing about 9000 Raman spectra...
October 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
Eleonora Horvath, Claudio F Silva, Sergio Majlis, Ignacio Rodriguez, Velimir Skoknic, Alex Castro, Hugo Rojas, Juan-Pablo Niedmann, Arturo Madrid, Felipe Capdeville, Carolina Whittle, Ricardo Rossi, Miguel Domínguez, Hernán Tala
OBJECTIVE: To assess performance of TIRADS classification on a prospective surgical cohort, demonstrating its clinical usefulness. METHODS: Between June 2009 and October 2012, patients assessed with pre-operative ultrasound (US) were included in this IRB-approved study. Nodules were categorised according to our previously described TIRADS classification. Final pathological diagnosis was obtained from the thyroidectomy specimen. Sensitivity, specificity, positive/negative predictive values and likelihood ratios were calculated...
October 7, 2016: European Radiology
Tommaso Bizzarro, Maurizio Martini, Sara Capodimonti, Patrizia Straccia, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Luigi Maria Larocca, Esther Diana Rossi
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) represents a challenge for the diagnosis and management of thyroid carcinoma. Some authors have proposed histological criteria that are able to distinguish NIFTPs from invasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (I-FVPTC). Hence, NIFTPs may have repercussions in the diagnostic categories on fine-needle aspiration. In the current study, the authors evaluated the criteria for NIFTPs on liquid-based cytology samples...
October 2016: Cancer
Claudio Bellevicine, Roberta Sgariglia, Umberto Malapelle, Elena Vigliar, Mariantonia Nacchio, Giuseppe Ciancia, Markus Eszlinger, Ralf Paschke, Giancarlo Troncone
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is accurate and cost-effective in the evaluation of thyroid nodules. Molecular techniques may contribute to risk stratification in indeterminate cases. Although next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a promising technique for the molecular testing of thyroid FNA specimens, thyroid-specific cancer gene panels are not commercially available. Conversely, the Ion AmpliSeq Cancer Hotspot Panel v2 (CHPv2), which includes the genes most frequently mutated in thyroid neoplasms, is commercially available and may represent an alternative to thyroid-specific panels...
September 26, 2016: Cancer
Kwang Hwi Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Jin Wook Baek, Yoo Jin Lee, Hye Jung Choo, Young Jun Cho, Sun Joo Lee, Young Mi Park, Soo Jin Jung, Hye Jin Baek
BACKGROUND: To date, appropriate management for Bethesda IV thyroid nodules is controversial, and no specific features of follicular neoplasm and nodular hyperplasia on ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), or other imaging modalities have been reported. This study aimed to compare CT features of follicular neoplasm and nodular hyperplasia and to determine the specific CT features that could be used to distinguish follicular neoplasm from nodular hyperplasia. METHODS: In 122 patients who underwent preoperative CT of the neck and thyroid surgery, 59 follicular neoplasms and 65 nodular hyperplasias were included...
October 3, 2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Andrea M Isidori, Vito Cantisani, Elisa Giannetta, Daniele Diacinti, Emanuele David, Valerio Forte, Daniela Elia, Corrado De Vito, Emilia Sbardella, Daniele Gianfrilli, Francesco Monteleone, Jessica Pepe, Salvatore Minisola, Giorgio Ascenti, Vito D'Andrea, Carlo Catalano, Ferdinando D'Ambrosio
To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound elastography with Elastoscan(TM) Core Index in the differential diagnosis of parathyroid lesions from ectopic thyroid nodules and lymph nodes. Seventy nine patients with repeatedly high levels of circulating intact parathyroid hormone, normal vitamin D and renal function tests, with an ultrasound scan showing a neck lesion, sharply demarcated from the thyroid lobules, were consecutively enrolled. Ultrasound with and without Color Doppler and ultrasound elastography were performed before histological examination...
October 5, 2016: Endocrine
Sui Yu, Xiaoling Liu, Yifei Zhang, Jing Li, Shulin Chen, Haitao Zheng, Ruizhen Reng, Chenglin Zhang, Jian Chen, Li Chen
It is important to develop an effective auxiliary approach to distinguish papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) from benign nodules because a considerable proportion cannot be identified by fine-needle aspiration cytology at present, resulting in unnecessary thyroidectomy. Circulating miRNAs are potential biomarkers for differential diagnosis of tumors. We aimed to investigate the dysregulation of circulating miRNAs in PTC and evaluate the diagnostic value for differentiation of PTC from benign nodules. We first assessed the expression of miRNAs in patients with PTC, patients with benign nodules and healthy controls using a miRCURY LNA Array (n = 3 for each group)...
October 1, 2016: Oncotarget
Ka Hee Yi
Increased detection of thyroid nodules using high-resolution ultrasonography has resulted in a world-wide increase in the incidence of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Despite the steep increase in its incidence, the age-standardized mortality rate of thyroid cancer has remained stable, which leads toward a trend of more conservative treatment. The latest American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines for thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer revised in 2015 suggested that fine needle aspiration biopsy should be performed for thyroid nodules larger than 1 cm and lobectomy might be sufficient for 1 to 4 cm intrathyroidal DTC...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
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