Ronald Hirokawa

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Synovial sarcoma of the head and neck is a rare lesion. Based on previous literature reports, these lesions carry a poor prognosis. Case reports of two patients diagnosed and treated recently for head and neck lesions of this type are presented. A review of pathologic sections at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) suggests that this lesion is(More)
A lobe and isthmusectomy is our standard surgical management for the cold nodule of the thyroid. Experience indicates that the great majority of cold nodules prove benign. It is manifest that the attendant morbidity for this surgery be extremely low. Our experience reviewing thyroid surgery for only benign disease indicates that complications are indeed(More)
Lobectomy-isthmectomy is part of our standard diagnostic approach for the solitary "cold" nodule of the thyroid. Although the majority of these prove to be benign, there is no noninvasive technique that can rule out malignant disease. It is necessary that the attendant morbidity for diagnostic surgery be extremely low. In our experience thyroid surgery(More)