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Thyroid cancer is a rare malignancy with wide interethnic and geographic variations. In Germany thyroid carcinoma is the 13th most frequent malignancy (2.7 new cases yearly per 100,000 inhabitants). The overall temporal incidence is increasing slightly in recent years. The most common types of cancer are papillary (60-80%) and follicular cancers (10-20%).(More)
BACKGROUND The role of adjuvant external radiotherapy in the survival of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is controversial. To our knowledge, no attempt has been undertaken thus far to assess the impact of this therapy with respect to the papillary and follicular types of thyroid cancer as separate entities. METHODS Between 1979 and 1992,(More)
Radiosynovectomy (RSV) is a local intraarticular injection of radionuclides in colloidal form for radiotherapy. First used by Fellinger et al. in 1952, the technique has now been applied for more than 50 y for treatment of resistant synovitis of individual joints after failure of long-term systemic pharmacotherapy and intraarticular steroid injections. RSV(More)
An 80-year old female presented with early stage Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with clinical, neurophysiological and neuropathological findings suggesting a focal involvement of the brain. HMPAO SPECT disclosed asymmetries of regional cerebral perfusion, thus suggesting that it may be a further diagnostic instrument in this disease.
OBJECTIVE In this prospective study, the time to remission after Radiosynovectomy (RSV) was analyzed and the influence of age, sex, underlying disease, type of joint, and duration of illness on the success rate of RSV was determined. METHODS A total number of 57 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 33) and arthrosis (n = 21) with a total number of 130(More)
BACKGROUND Because of its rarity there have been only a few detailed studies on differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) in children. The current investigation was undertaken to assess the characteristics of DTC with respect to age, gender, and histology in children and adolescents. METHODS In a questionnaire-based survey, data from 114 children and(More)
This prospective, observational study of a cohort of thyroid cancer patients in Germany focusses on the "real-world" practice in the management of thyroid cancer patients. This report includes data from 2376 patients with primary differentiated thyroid carcinoma first diagnosed in the year 1996. The study reveals considerable differences in actual practice(More)
BACKGROUND Increased incidence of childhood thyroid carcinoma, particularly in the youngest children, has been reported from Belarus since the nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl in 1986. The relation between disease severity and age at the time of the accident, not previously established in this cohort, was analyzed in this study. METHODS The authors(More)