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Zuckerkandl's tuberculum: an arrow pointing to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (constant anatomical landmark)
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The technique of thyroidectomy approaches the recurrent laryngeal nerve from Zuckerkandl’s tubercle if present, and the criteria for determining whether Zuckers tuberculum was there or not, and its relative size in a series of 104 consecutive thyroid lobectomies is reported. Expand
Identification of the Nonrecurrent Laryngeal Nerve during Thyroid Surgery: 20-Year Experience
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The results suggest that the best way to avoid morbidity is routine identification of the nerve, which can be done by carefully identifying all the thyroid structures and being suspicious of the presence of the abnormality when the inferior laryngeal nerve is not found in a classic position. Expand
Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC): prognostic factors, management and outcome in 403 patients.
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It appears reasonable to perform total thyroidectomy (possibly associated with central compartment node dissection), whole body scan, and TSH-suppressive hormonal therapy in patients with PTMC. Expand
Natural history, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC): a mono-institutional 12-year experience
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The clinical and histopathological records of 149 consecutive patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, homogeneously studied and operated on by the same surgeon in the period 1990 to 2001, were reviewed and no recurrence was observed in patients treated by total thyroidectomy and 131I. Expand
Natural history, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of medullary thyroid cancer: 37 years experience on 157 patients.
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The presence of lymph node and distant metastases at first diagnosis significantly worsened prognosis and survival rate in the authors' series of medullary thyroid cancer patients, and it appears reasonable to recommend radical surgery including total thyroidectomy plus CC lymphoadenectomy as the treatment of choice, plus LC lymphoadedenectomy in patients with palpable and/or ultrasound enlarged neck lymph nodes. Expand
Dual PET/CT with (18)F-DOPA and (18)F-FDG in metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma and rapidly increasing calcitonin levels: Comparison with conventional imaging.
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In MTC patients with rapidly increasing calcitonin levels during follow up, (18)F-DOPA has a good sensitivity and a complementary role with (18]F-FDG PET/CT in detecting metastatic deposits. Expand
Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Factors Influencing Recurrence and Survival
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The data suggest that gender does not play a significant role both in recurrence and survival, and the 131-I therapy was a statistically significant prognostic factor at univariate and multivariate analyses. Expand
Progressive pneumoperitoneum in the management of giant incisional hernias: A study of 41 patients
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The pneumoperitoneum was well tolerated in 30 patients, caused a mild temporary pain in 10 patients and a sharp pain in one patient; no serious side‐effects occurred. Expand
BRAF analysis by fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules improves preoperative identification of papillary thyroid carcinoma and represents a prognostic factor. A mono-institutional
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BRAFV600E testing could play a role in improving the diagnostic accuracy of FNAB for PTC, representing a useful adjuvant tool in presurgical characterization of thyroid nodes in particular cases. Expand
Surgical Versus Conservative Management for Subclinical Cushing Syndrome in Adrenal Incidentalomas: A Prospective Randomized Study
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Based on the results of this study, laparoscopic adrenalectomy performed by skilled surgeons appears more beneficial than conservative management for SCS patients complying with the authors' selection criteria. Expand
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