Macrofollicular variant of follicular thyroid carcinoma: a rare, underappreciated pitfall in the diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Similar to the classical minimally invasive FTC, MV-FTC appears to behave indolently. MV-FTC has a high rate of false-negative FNAC results, but MV-FTC is very rare (
Authors: Chacón González M, Ibáñez Muñoz A, Rodríguez Vicente L, Ortega Renedo I, Rozanova Klecheva M, Yagüe Hernando A, Lizuaín Abadia ME, Jiménez Del Rio B Abstract The case is presented of 78 year-old who consulted due to decreased visual acuity in right eye for several months. Indirect ophthalmoscopy revealed an orange-yellow coloured choroidal mass at the posterior pole, without retinal detachment. Computed tomography showed a thyroid mass in the isthmus, as well as multiple pulmonary nodules and metastatic foci. The findings of transbronchial lung b...
ConclusionPre-sternal region masses of thyroid origin are very rare. A proper work up, suspicion for thyroid mass and array of tests will be required to come to a provisional diagnosis. Since the masses reported in literature were primarily malignant, any such mass may be treated on lines of malignancy with radical surgery.
ConclusionResection is the most suitable therapy for clinical symptoms of a foreign body in the upper aerodigestive tract and inflammatory complications; total thyroidectomy follows in case of malignant transformation. Thyroid heterotopy is a rare pathological condition, yet it should be taken into consideration during differential diagnosis of tumorous oropharyngeal and neck lesions.
CONCLUSION: TOETVA is an acceptable approach for thyroid carcinoma. Poorly differentiated cancer, as well as extrathyroidal extension, result in patients being unsuitable for TOETVA. It is imperative to identify the circumstances under which conversion to open thyroidectomy must take place. PMID: 31749078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThis case draws attention to the unique clinical value of molecular testing in the diagnosis of MTC. The authors believe this case supports the consideration for molecular testing to prevent missed diagnoses in cases of rare benign-appearing disease.
In conclusion, the present case is an extremely rare occurrence of simultaneous multiple RDMs from PTC as the initial presentation.
Conclusion: Patients with type 1 DM should be examined for thyroid diseases, and patients with suspected thyroid disease should be evaluated with a thyroid ultrasound. Type 1 DM and PTC coexistence albeit very rare; It should be known that type 1 diabetes can be seen together with thyroid cancer. PMID: 31686641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: PSCCT is a rare but aggressive malignancy of the head and neck. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical evaluations are essential for diagnosis. While locoregional surgery and radiation therapy may improve the length of survival, the prognosis of patients with PSCCT is poor. Physicians should be mindful of this unique but deadly disease process, as early diagnosis and rapid treatment initiation are essential to optimize treatment outcomes. PMID: 31528145 [PubMed]
This report describes the first case of SETTLE successfully diagnosed by frozen section analysis. PMID: 31530165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractRET proto-oncogene (RET) mutations were proved to be related to the development of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). We aimed to analyze the role ofRET mutations in cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with MTC. Forty-nine patients with preoperatively diagnosed MTC by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) who underwent bilateral total thyroidectomy with cervical lymphadenectomy were included. PostoperativeRET gene test and pathological analysis were performed with the surgical specimens; serum calcitonin (Ctn) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels were tested pre- and postoperatively, to evaluate the as...