Radiofrequency Ablation of Primary Thyroid Carcinoma: Efficacy According to the Types of Thyroid Carcinoma.

CONCLUSION: In patients with primary thyroid carcinoma, RFA achieved excellent local tumor control for papillary macro- and microcarcinoma; however, its clinical effect on anaplastic carcinoma was questionable. PMID: 29322881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research

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We report a case of 75-year-old woman with follicular thyroid cancer, who underwent ablative radioiodine treatment. On post-therapy whole body scan, abnormal uptake in the left upper abdomen was found, although stimulated thyroglobulin level was not suggestive for distant metastases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Additional SPECT/CT acquisition revealed focal 131I uptake located at the posterolateral wall of the left kidney corresponding to a round lesion of 47 mm in maximal diameter. In order to verify this finding abdominal ultrasound and abdominal contrast-enhanced CT were performed, confirming multiple renal cyst...
Source: Endokrynologia Polska - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endokrynol Pol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe optimal management of thyroid nodules that undergo fine-needle aspiration (FNA) with findings of atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) is unclear. Categorizing nodules by AUS subtype and ultrasound characteristics may improve risk stratification. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between AUS subtype and ultrasound features on risk of malignancy (ROM).MethodsWe performed a review of all patients with a thyroid nodule who underwent an FNA at our institution between January 2010 and November 2015. Patients with AUS were divided into groups with (1) nuclear atypia, (2...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsMulti-modality images provided more information in radiomics study. Combining use of B-US and SE-US could improve the LN metastasis estimation accuracy for PTC patients.
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Authors: Ozturk A, Gullu YT Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation and/or discrepancies between positron emission tomography (PET-CT) findings, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and surgery in the staging of non-small cell lung carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were evaluated retrospectively from a prospective interventional endoscopy database. Positive results with EBUS-TBNA was the first end point and all cytology negatives were confirmed with mediastinoscopy/surgery. RESULTS: Four hundred and eighty three patients were included and 1017 lymph nodes...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
Authors: Kim HJ, Choi IH, Jin SY, Park HK, Byun DW, Suh K, Yoo MH Abstract Aims: To evaluate shear-wave elastography (SWE) as a tool to detect postoperative cervical lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Methods: Forty-three LNs of 43 patients with PTC undergoing ultrasound (US) and SWE before ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for the evaluation of postoperative cervical LN recurrences were analyzed. The mean (EMean), minimum (EMin), maximum (EMax), and standard deviation (ESD) of SWE elasticity indices were measured. Results: Among 43 indeterminate or s...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
ConclusionThe combination of Tg-FNA + FNAC is useful in diagnosing metastatic PTC. BRAF mutational status does not affect the diagnostic performance of FNAC or Tg-FNA.
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe high suspicion US pattern of the 2015 ATA guidelines, not cytologic diagnosis, could be a predicting marker of LNM in patients with classical PTC.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Source Type: research
This study shows that the false-negative rate of thyroid FNA at our institution is not significantly above the rate suggested by the BSRTC. Interpretation errors were more likely to occur in follicular patterned neoplasms, while non-FVPTC was more frequently found in false negative cases due to inadequate sampling.
Source: Endocrine Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionsFor the treatment of CMLN from PTC, low power MWA showed good safety and efficacy. MWA is likely to be a candidate for patients with high risks or who refuse reoperation.
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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