Computed Tomography (CT) for Detecting Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis in Patients who have Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma with Tumor Characteristics Appropriate for Active Surveillance.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with PTMC whose tumor has characteristics suitable for AS, CT had additional benefit after cervical LN assessment by US. Further studies are needed to adapt routine initial CT scanning for the candidates of AS. PMID: 31436140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of defining the US characteristics of rare variants of thyroid neoplasms, since an early diagnosis is decisive in defining the patient's prognosis. PMID: 31140157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONMalignant pancreatic nerve sheath tumours are very rare to be found, but have very poor prognosis, hence in cases of pancreatic tumour its better to keep the diagnosis of nerve sheath tumour also a differential diagnosis. In conclusion pancreatic tumours are to be identified at the earliest and surgery should be done for those cases
A 67-year-old woman presented with malignant struma ovarii after radical bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The surgery revealed a 4.4 cm papillary thyroid carcinoma (follicular variant) within a right-sided ovarian teratoma. 124I sodium iodide positron emission tomography / computed tomography and cervical ultrasound showed 2 slightly hyperfunctional thyroid nodules and several metastases, including bone metastases with intense iodine uptake. Thyroidectomy was necessary in preparation for radioiodine therapy and proofed the thyroid nodules to be benign. Complete remission was achieved by single radioiodine therapy (30 months of follow-up).
We present the case of an 81‐year‐old man with past medical history of PTC status post total thyroidectomy with local recurrence treated with radioactive iodine and selective neck dissection. Ten years after his initial diagnosis, PET‐CT scan revealed a new hypermetabolic 1.1 cm × 0.9 cm left lower lobe lung nodule and hypermetabolism in the proximal body of the pancreas. Follow‐ up MRI cholangiogram showed a 1.0 × 0.8 cm T1 hypointense lesion in the proximal body of the pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasound‐guided fine‐needle aspiration biopsy of the pancreatic mass showed neoplastic epithelial cells arr...
Conclusions99mTc-sestamibi may have a role in thyroid cancer localization when physical exam, neck ultrasound, radioiodine scan, chest/abdomen CT, and18F-FDG PET/CT does not identify the source of elevated Tg levels in DTC.
Conclusions: The somaticBRAFV600E mutation does not associate with a worse prognosis in low risk PTC and, in our settings, may not be considered an independent risk factor for disease persistence.Eur Thyroid J
We report a case of a 71 year-old female patient presenting with swelling of the anterior neck and history of airway obstruction. Ultrasound (US) examination showed a bulky multinodular goiter which caused dislocation and compression of the trachea. The scans performed at the level of the isthmic region showed the presenc e of a hyperechoic oval formation with a homogeneous echostructure and regular contours; these characteristics suggested the lipomatous nature of the nodule. The patient was subsequently subjected to a Computer Tomography (CT) of the neck for a pre-operative balance of the goitre and to exclude extr...
Discussion There is little evidence in literature on the conservative management in cases with evidence of malignancy. If fertility preservation is desired, an unilateral oophorectomy could be performed, along with levels of serum thyroglobulin as a marker of relapse. Other authors claim for aggressive ovarian cancer surgery followed by a total thyroidectomy. There is still no established management for struma ovarii patients and the choice for a conservative or radical approach depends only on the professional decision.
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2017 Source:European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) Author(s): Jennifer R. Cracchiolo, Richard J. Wong Lateral neck lymph node metastases in well differentiated thyroid cancer are common, ranging from 30-60%, with the majority of these foci identifiable only as microscopic deposits. A skilled ultrasound evaluation of the lymph nodes in the lateral neck is recommended for all patients presenting with newly diagnosed thyroid cancer undergoing surgical management. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy may be used to cytologically confirm suspected lateral neck nodal m...
CONCLUSION Thyroid nodules in a patient with history of malignancy can pose a diagnostic challenge. The presence of a solitary thyroid nodule in a patient with history of RCC should be carefully suspected for metastasis. We suggest to extend at neck the thorax and abdomen CT scan routinely recommended during the follow-up in high-risk cases. Thyroidectomy may result in prolonged survival in selected cases of isolated thyroid metastasis from RCC.