Preoperative Visualized Ultrasound Assessment of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in Thyroid Cancer Surgery: Reliability and Risk Features by Imaging

Source: Cancer Management and Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Management and Research Source Type: research

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We report our experience including imaging limitations encountered in the ongoing AS prospective observational study for PTCs measuring    3 mm in the largest dimension of nodule or evidence of metastatic disease or extrathyroidal extension. Accurate, consistent and reproducible measurements of PTCs are essential in risk stratifying patients for the option of AS or disease progression. Interobserver discrepancy, shadowing from coar se calcification and background parenchyma heterogeneity or thyroiditis can limit accurate PTC size assessment and therefore hinder patient eligibility evaluation or AS follow...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Researchers from France discovered a thyroid cancer screening technique that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound: The 60-year-old modality of the future Expanded Medicaid tied to more thyroid cancer diagnoses Doctors order thyroid ultrasounds without good reasons Laryngeal ultrasound helps detect vocal cord polyps Is thyroid cancer overdiagnosed for 9/11 first responders?
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Authors: Zhang M, Tufano RP, Russell J, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Qiao Z, Luo Y Abstract BACKGROUND: Papillary thyroid micro-carcinoma (PTMC) typically carries an excellent prognosis regardless of the treatment option pursued. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for thyroid disease has been utilized for benign lesions and in patients who are poor surgical candidates for thyroid cancers with compression symptoms, but the efficacy and limitations of RFA as first line therapy for PTMC has not been described in adequate detail. The purpose of our study was to investigate RFA versus thyroidectomy in terms of efficacy, oncologic outco...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Conclusion: The combination of ultrasound-guided RFA with hydrodissection very effectively treats benign thyroid nodules while reducing damage to the surrounding tissues. This method is safe and effective for treating benign thyroid nodules.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Surgical therapy demonstrated incomplete ablation of primary PTC and omission of LNM by thermal ablation in this cohort of patients. We suggest that thermal ablation should be recommended with caution as treatment of operable patients with primary PTC. PMID: 29962285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Source Type: news
ConclusionUS and CT have high diagnostic performance in evaluating thyroid cartilage invasion. US is more sensitive than CT in diagnosing invasion of the thyroid cartilage; however, the difference is not statistically significant. US can be used to solve the diagnostic dilemma of the presence or absence of cartilage invasion when CT is inconclusive, as CT is more widely used in staging laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers.
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: We performed intraoperative ultrasound-guided endoscopic transoral surgery for metastatic RPN from papillary thyroid cancer and achieved complete resection as well as preservation of swallowing function.Case Rep Oncol 2017;10:649 –655
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Preoperative ultrasound-guided charcoal tattooing localization for recurrent thyroid cancer appears to be a feasible and safe procedure for reoperation. Further evaluation is warranted in larger patients' cohorts. PMID: 25741493 [PubMed]
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
We describe the cytologic features and immunohistochemical staining pattern of thyroid paraganglioma from a 60‐year‐old woman with a gradually enlarging neck mass for several months. An ultrasound guided fine‐needle aspiration was performed which revealed epithelioid, plasmacytoid to occasionally spindle‐shaped cells with ovoid to elongated nuclei, fine chromatin pattern and inconspicuous nucleoli. The cells were arranged singly, in sheets, and focally in acinar pattern. Occasional nuclear overlapping, crush artifact, and binucleated cells were identified. Neither colloid nor amyloid was seen. Immunohistochemical s...
Source: Diagnostic Cytopathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
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