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Impact of proto-oncogene mutation detection in cytological specimens from thyroid nodules improves the diagnostic accuracy of cytology.
CONTEXT Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is the gold standard for the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules but has the limitation of inadequate sampling or indeterminate lesions. Expand
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Diagnostic 131-iodine whole-body scan may be avoided in thyroid cancer patients who have undetectable stimulated serum Tg levels after initial treatment.
The follow-up of differentiated thyroid cancer after total thyroidectomy and thyroid ablation is commonly based on serum Tg determination and 131-iodine ((131)I) diagnostic whole-body scan (WBS)Expand
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Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma: a prospective study of its completeness.
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) in papillary thyroid carcinoma is still debated. Some are concerned about this procedure in patients withExpand
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Outcome of differentiated thyroid cancer with detectable serum Tg and negative diagnostic (131)I whole body scan: comparison of patients treated with high (131)I activities versus untreated patients.
Detectable serum Tg levels associated with negative diagnostic (131)I whole body scan are not infrequently found in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. Several researchers have shown that inExpand
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Prediction of disease status by recombinant human TSH-stimulated serum Tg in the postsurgical follow-up of differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
Stimulation with recombinant human TSH (rhTSH) has been introduced in clinical practice as an effective alternative to thyroid hormone withdrawal for the diagnostic follow-up (Tg measurement andExpand
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Familial non-medullary thyroid carcinoma displays the features of clinical anticipation suggestive of a distinct biological entity.
Non-medullary thyroid carcinoma (NMTC) is mostly sporadic, but familial clustering is described. We aimed to compare the features of patients with sporadic and familial NMTC (FNMTC) patients and toExpand
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Clinical features and therapeutic implication of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.
Papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMs) are small tumors (< or =1 cm of diameter) that belong to the well-differentiated low-risk carcinomas of the thyroid, which are characterized by benignExpand
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Disappearance of Humoral Thyroid Autoimmunity after Complete Removal of Thyroid Antigens
Context Theoretically, removal of thyroid tissue takes away inciting antigens and halts antibody production in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease. Contribution This retrospective study from aExpand
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Contralateral papillary thyroid cancer is frequent at completion thyroidectomy with no difference in low- and high-risk patients.
Total (or near-total) thyroidectomy (TT) is considered by many as the most adequate treatment for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). In patients who have undergone lobectomy, the necessity ofExpand
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Limited value of repeat recombinant human thyrotropin (rhTSH)-stimulated thyroglobulin testing in differentiated thyroid carcinoma patients with previous negative rhTSH-stimulated thyroglobulin and
CONTEXT One year after initial treatment, low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients undergo recombinant human (rh)TSH-stimulated serum thyroglobulin (Tg) (rhTSH-Tg) and neck ultrasoundExpand
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