Halina Jarosz

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The incidence of carcinoma in patients with multinodular goiters has been reported to be considerably lower than in patients with a single cold nodule. However, the definition of a "single cold nodule" is highly subjective and has therefore been modified by qualifiers such as "clinically solitary" or "clinically dominant." In this retrospective study, we(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is increasing in incidence and detection, primarily because of the aging of our population and the widespread use of automated serum calcium determination. As a result, a substantial number of "early" cases or "biochemical" PHPT are being detected. The indications for parathyroidectomy in such early cases of PHPT are(More)
In contrast to a few follicles arranged in a wedge-shaped segment at the periphery of a lymph node, a significant amount of thyroid tissue in a cervical lymph node is considered evidence of metastatic thyroid carcinoma. In a consecutive series of 243 patients with papillary carcinomas, 52 presented with lateral cervical masses that proved to be lymph nodes(More)
Ninety one patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) were screened for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Case fatality, rate of recurrence of cerebrovascular events, and functional outcome were analyzed during a 2-year follow-up. The patients were stratified into groups: without (AH < or =5) and with SDB (AHI >5). SDB was present in 61 (67.7%)(More)
Parathyroid autotransplantation was first described in 1907 by Halsted. However, this simple and effective method of preserving parathyroid function has been used with increasing frequency only during the past 25 years. Beginning in the late 1960s, our group has transplanted normal parathyroid tissue into the ipsilateral sternocleidomastoid muscle whenever(More)
The question of thyroid neoplasia following high-dose radiation treatment to the neck and mediastinum for malignant neoplasms such as Hodgkin's lymphoma in children and young adults has been raised recently. Five patients, 19 to 39 years old, were operated on for thyroid neoplasms that developed following cervical and mediastinal radiation therapy for(More)
Over a period of 32 years from 1954 to 1986, 65 patients under the age of 21 years, 52 girls and 13 boys, were operated for nodular thyroids: the overall incidence of carcinoma was 37 per cent. It was 46 per cent in those patients presenting with a solitary nodule. Among the 24 patients with a malignancy, the carcinoma was of the papillary variety in 63 per(More)
Of 522 patients with hyperparathyroidism operated on from 1973 to 1987 at our institution, there were seven (1.3%), each with an ectopic, hyperfunctioning mediastinal parathyroid adenoma, who required median sternotomy. In three of these seven patients, the tumor was located in the aorticopulmonary window. A 61-year-old woman with primary(More)
The incidence of thyroid carcinoma in Hashimoto's thyroiditis has been a widely debated issue. Previous authors have reported on this topic by analyzing series of patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis or patients with thyroid carcinoma, but not both of those populations in the same series. The population consists of a consecutive series of 800 patients(More)