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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234625/insight-into-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-gross-pathological-specimen-shrinkage-and-its-influence-on-tnm-staging
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Alexis Lacout, Emmanuel Chamorey, Juliette Thariat, Mostafa El Hajjam, Carole Chevenet, Renaud Schiappa, Pierre Yves Marcy
Introduction: This study aimed at comparing thyroid cancer staging when taking into account the differences between the "T" assessment" using ultrasound (US) and histopathological measurements. Material and Methods: This retrospective study included all consecutive differentiated follicular thyroid cancer (DTC) and medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) patients who underwent postoperative histopathological staging assessment at a single institution. Anaplastic thyroid carcinomas were excluded from the present study...
November 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230133/invasive-insular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-nonparalytic-dysphonia
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Blake S Raggio, Blair M Barton, Maria C Grant, Judith A Fornadley, Jeffrey P Marino
Background: Patients with suspected thyroid malignancy often undergo preoperative laryngeal examination with a focus on vocal fold mobility. We present the unique case of a patient with invasive thyroid carcinoma who presented with dysphonia despite intact vocal fold motion. Case Report: A 73-year-old female with a remote thyroid lobectomy presented with dysphonia. Thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration revealed a 1.1-cm nodule consistent with a colloid cyst...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201322/the-diagnostic-value-of-fine-needle-aspiration-in-comparison-with-frozen-section-in-thyroid-nodules-a-20-year-study
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Sepideh Siadati, Seyed Mozafar Rabiee, Ebrahim Alijanpour, Mohammad Ali Bayani, Novin Nikbakhsh
Background: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is the most important method in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules before surgery. Recently, the efficiency of FNA in thyroid nodule management has been debatable. On the other hand, intraoperative frozen section (FS) has been used to confirm the diagnosis of FNA and select the proper surgical approach. In this regard, the present study aimed to assess the diagnostic value of FNA as compared to FS in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Methods: This retrospective study was performed on 69 patients with FNA and FS and histopathological examination from 1993 to 2014 in Babol, northern Iran...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189861/-study-and-management-of-thyroid-nodes-by-non-specialist-physicians-soched-consensus
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Hernán Tala, René E Díaz, José Miguel Domínguez Ruiz-Tagle, Jorge Sapunar Zenteno, Pedro Pineda, Patricia Arroyo Albala, Marcela Barberán, Patricio Cabané, Francisco Cruz Olivos, Patricio Gac E, Andrea Glasinovic Pizarro, Hernán E González, Francisca Grob, Maria Soledad Hidalgo Valle, Rodrigo Jaimovich, Alejandra Lanas, Claudio Liberman, Maite Lobo Guiñez, Arturo Madrid
The thyroid nodule is a frequent cause of primary care consultation. The prevalence of a palpable thyroid nodule is approximately 4-7%, increasing up to 67% by the incidental detection of nodules on ultrasound. The vast majority are benign and asymptomatic, staying stable over time. The clinical importance of studying a thyroid nodule is to exclude thyroid cancer, which occurs in 5 to 10% of the nodules. The Board of SOCHED (Chilean Society of Endocrinology and Diabetes) asked the Thyroid Study Group to develop a consensus regarding the diagnostic management of the thyroid nodule in Chile, aimed at non-specialist physicians and adapted to the national reality...
August 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181988/diagnostic-performances-and-interobserver-agreement-according-to-observer-experience-a-comparison-study-using-three-guidelines-for-management-of-thyroid-nodules
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Jieun Koh, Soo-Yeon Kim, Hye Sun Lee, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin Young Kwak, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon
Background The differences regarding categorization of thyroid nodules among different guidelines may affect the diagnostic performances and agreement among observers. Purpose To compare the diagnostic performances and agreements between observers with various degree of experience when applying different guidelines for stratifying thyroid nodules using suspicious ultrasonography (US) features. Material and Methods This retrospective study included 370 thyroid nodules (≥10 mm). Four observers, grouped as experienced and inexperienced, evaluated the US features and made final assessments according to the Kim criteria, Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) by Kwak et al...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175058/instituting-ultrasound-guided-fna-for-thyroid-nodules-into-a-general-surgery-residency-program-what-we-learned
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James R Davis, Allyson L Hale, Joseph A Ewing, Jonathan S Lokey
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of a thyroid nodule is a common referral seen by surgeons and frequently requires ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (US-guided FNA). While surgical residents may have sufficient exposure to thyroid surgery, many lack exposure to office-based procedures, such as US-guided FNA. General surgery residents should be provided with knowledge and practical skills in the application of diagnostic and interventional neck ultrasound to manage the common workup of a thyroid nodule...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167761/european-thyroid-association-guidelines-for-ultrasound-malignancy-risk-stratification-of-thyroid-nodules-in-adults-the-eu-tirads
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Gilles Russ, Steen J Bonnema, Murat Faik Erdogan, Cosimo Durante, Rose Ngu, Laurence Leenhardt
Thyroid ultrasound (US) is a key examination for the management of thyroid nodules. Thyroid US is easily accessible, noninvasive, and cost-effective, and is a mandatory step in the workup of thyroid nodules. The main disadvantage of the method is that it is operator dependent. Thyroid US assessment of the risk of malignancy is crucial in patients with nodules, in order to select those who should have a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy performed. Due to the pivotal role of thyroid US in the management of patients with nodules, the European Thyroid Association convened a panel of international experts to set up European guidelines on US risk stratification of thyroid nodules...
September 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164514/high-urinary-iodine-thyroid-autoantibodies-and-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-for-papillary-thyroid-cancer-risk
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Hengqiang Zhao, Hehe Li, Tao Huang
Thyroid nodules have become a common clinical problem, and the clinical importance of thyroid nodules lies in the determination of thyroid cancer. This study aims to evaluate the risk factors for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) with regard to urinary iodine concentration (UIC), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb), and thyroglobulin antibody (TGAb) in comparison to thyroid nodular goiter (NG). Among the 2041 patients, 43.8% of which showed more than adequate (UIC 200-299 μg/L) and excessive iodine (UIC ≥ 300...
November 21, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162407/a-predictive-model-to-distinguish-malignant-and-benign-thyroid-nodules-based-on-age-gender-and-ultrasonographic-features
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Fábio Muradás Girardi, Laura Mezzomo da Silva, Cecilia Dias Flores
INTRODUCTION: A discussion in literature about a standardized decision support tool for the management of thyroid nodules remains. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to create a statistical prediction model for thyroid nodules management. METHODS: Two hundred and four benign and 57 malignant thyroid nodules were selected for a retrospective study. The variables age, gender and ultrasonographic features were examined using univariate and multivariate models...
November 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161789/current-status-of-thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-practice-in-thailand
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REVIEW
Somboon Keelawat, Samreung Rangdaeng, Supinda Koonmee, Tikamporn Jitpasutham, Andrey Bychkov
Thyroid carcinoma is one of the leading malignancies in Thailand increasingly prevalent in the female population. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is a widely used diagnostic tool for evaluation of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Thyroid FNA is a routine procedure universally performed in Thai hospitals by a variety of clinical specialists. Manual guidance is the first-line choice complemented by ultrasound assistance in selected cases. Despite national guidelines recommendations, the diagnostic criteria and terminology of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) was slowly adopted in the local settings...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160163/cancer-risk-associated-with-nuclear-atypia-in-cytologically-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pablo Valderrabano, Laila Khazai, Zachary J Thompson, Susan C Sharpe, Valentina D Tarasova, Kristen J Otto, Julie E Hallanger-Johnson, J Trad Wadsworth, Bruce M Wenig, Christine H Chung, Barbara A Centeno, Bryan McIver
BACKGROUND: Indeterminate categories of thyroid cytopathology (categories B-III and B-IV of the Bethesda system) are integrated by a heterogeneous spectrum of cytological scenarios that are generally clustered for analysis and management recommendations. It has been suggested that aspirates exhibiting nuclear atypia have a higher risk of malignancy. We assess whether cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules with nuclear atypia have a significantly higher cancer risk than those without nuclear atypia...
November 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154079/clinical-performance-of-a-next-generation-sequencing-assay-thyroseq-v2-in-the-evaluation-of-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
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Aida Taye, Dillon Gurciullo, Brett A Miles, Ashita Gupta, Randall P Owen, William B Inabnet, Jessica N Beyda, Jennifer L Marti
BACKGROUND: Molecular testing with the Thyroseq v2 next generation sequencing panel ("Thyroseq") is used to estimate the risk of cancer in indeterminate thyroid nodules. METHODS: We analyzed 156 indeterminate thyroid nodules evaluated with Thyroseq, across 3 institutions. Thyroseq data and surgical pathology were matched via pathologic re-review. A result was considered Thyroseq positive if molecular alterations were annotated on the report with malignancy probability >30%...
November 16, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153962/sonographic-criteria-predictive-of-malignant-thyroid-nodules-which-lesions-should-be-biopsied
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Carlos Miguel Oliveira, Rui Alves Costa, Miguel Patrício, Amélia Estêvão, Bruno Graça, Filipe Caseiro-Alves
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the ultrasound features of thyroid nodules and their association with malignancy, focusing on establishing feature-oriented ultrasound criteria to determine proper management of a thyroid nodule. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 379 thyroid nodules were biopsied (from a total of 357 patients aged 59.8 ± 14.8 years) and 300 were included in the final study (271 benign nodules and 29 malignant ones)...
November 16, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147894/chest-x-ray-prior-to-thyroidectomy-is-it-really-needed
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Alexandra Mikhael, Rushad Patell, Michael Tabet, James Bena, Eren Berber, Christian Nasr
BACKGROUND: Chest X-ray (CXR) prior to thyroid surgery continues to be routinely obtained at some institutions despite the lack of evidence for its utility. This study aimed to determine the utility of preoperative CXR in patients undergoing thyroidectomy at a single institution. METHODS: In total, 594 thyroidectomy patients were included in the study. Demographics, CXR findings, anesthesia records and pathologic data were assessed. We investigated whether difficult intubation or cancer stage correlated with the presence of CXR abnormalities...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142837/preoperative-management-in-patients-with-graves-disease
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REVIEW
Eliana Piantanida
Graves' disease is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism in iodine-sufficient geographical areas and is characterized by the presence in patients' serum of autoantibodies directed against the thyrotropin receptor (TRAb) that cause overproduction and release of thyroid hormones. Clinical presentation results from both hyperthyroidism and underlying autoimmunity. The diagnosis is based on characteristic clinical features and biochemical abnormalities. If serum thyrotropin (TSH) is low, serum free thyroxine (FT4) and free triiodothyronine (FT3) concentrations should be measured to distinguish between subclinical (with normal circulating thyroid hormones) and overt hyperthyroidism (with increased circulating thyroid hormones)...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137085/current-trends-of-practical-issues-concerning-micropapillary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-korean-society-of-thyroid-head-and-neck-surgery
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Yoon Se Lee, Byung-Joo Lee, Hyun Joon Hong, Kang-Dae Lee
Although several thyroid associations have published various guidelines, controversies especially in cases of micropapillary thyroid cancer (MPTC) still exist. This survey was designed to collect information about diagnostic tests and treatments performed on patients with MPTC and help identify current trends in thyroid surgery.We developed questionnaires about the management methods for MPTC, which were used to identify factors related to indications of fine needle aspiration (FNA), type of surgery, and central lymph node dissection (CLND)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127767/marine-lenhart-syndrome-in-two-adolescents-including-one-with-thyroid-cancer-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Animesh Sharma
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of functional thyroid nodules and Graves' disease (GD) is a rare condition known as Marine-Lenhart syndrome. Thyroid cancer has been described in several adults, but never in children, with Marine-Lenhart syndrome. This paper discusses the challenges in diagnosis and the unique management of this condition in children, in the context of extant literature. CONTENT: In this case report, two adolescent female patients with Marine-Lenhart syndrome, aged 15 and 16 years, exhibited biochemical evidence of hyperthyroidism, and were found to have unilateral hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules via thyroid scintigraphy...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108488/validation-of-three-scoring-risk-stratification-models-for-thyroid-nodules
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Su Min Ha, Hye Shin Ahn, Jung Hwan Baek, Hwa Young Ahn, Yun Jae Chung, Bo Youn Cho, Sung Bin Park
BACKGROUND: To minimize potential harm from overuse of fine-needle aspiration, Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data Systems (TIRADSs) were developed for thyroid nodule risk stratification. The purpose of this study was to perform validation of three scoring risk stratification models for thyroid nodules using ultrasonography features, a web-based malignancy risk stratification system at website (http://www.gap.pe.kr/thyroidnodule.php) and those developed by the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology (KSThR) and the American College of Radiology (ACR)...
November 6, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099711/braf-antibody-expression-in-different-types-of-thyroid-nodular-lesions
#19
E Barabadze, V Munjishvili, G Burkadze
Major problems haunt the physicians who need to delineate the best management strategy for their patients with thyroid nodule is the identification of the most aggressive cases, especially among papillary thyroid cancers, which would benefit from more aggressive therapy and follow up. Beyond its strong correlation with PTC, the BRAF mutation is well described to associate with poor prognosis. The aim of our study was to identify BRAF antibody expression in different hystotypes of the thyroid nodules and assessment of it expression according to the tumor aggressiveness...
October 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094782/thyroid-fna-cytology-in-asian-practice-active-surveillance-for-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules-reduces-overtreatment-of-thyroid-carcinomas
#20
REVIEW
K Kakudo, M Higuchi, M Hirokawa, S Satoh, C K Jung, A Bychkov
Although Asian thyroid practices have implemented the American Thyroid Association guidelines, significant deviations in actual risk of malignancy (ROM) have been reported. With review of the literature from Asia, the authors examine the underlining reasons for actual ROMs reported in Asia being so different from western practice based on the author's perspective. Although the most popular diagnostic system for thyroid cytology used in Asian countries is the Bethesda system, the Japan Thyroid Association published clinical guidelines, including a national reporting system for thyroid cytology, to adapt conservative clinical management (active surveillance and strict triage patients for surgery) for low-risk thyroid carcinomas...
November 2, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
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