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PURPOSE To evaluate the predictive capacity of clinical and laboratory variables in relation to the success of ablation. The variables studied were as follows: thyroglobulin (Tg) in hypothyroidism, before ablation; age; gender; type of carcinoma (papillary or follicular); the tumor stage; the administered activity of I; and the whole-body scan 7 days after(More)
We report herein the study of two siblings (DESM and DSM) with hypothyroidism, goiter, and positive perchlorate discharge tests (50% and 70%) in a family (M) with no history of consanguinity. Thyroid gland histology showed a predominance of hyperactive follicles, with high epithelial cells and variable colloid content. Thyroid peroxidase iodide oxidation(More)
The ability of thyroid cancer to incorporate radioiodine and to produce thyroglobulin (Tg) is an important tool for the diagnosis of tumor relapse. However, some patients show high serum Tg and negative whole body scan (WBS) since some specific thyroid properties may be lost during tumor progression. In these cases, a more careful diagnostic approach is(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic approaches in pediatric populations are based on adult data because there is a lack of appropriate data for children. Consequently, there are many controversies regarding the proper treatment of pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to evaluate patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma diagnosed before 20(More)
The radioactive iodine has been used with great value as a diagnostic and therapeutic method in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma previously submitted to total thyroidectomy. False-positive whole-body scans may occur due to misinterpretation of the physiologic distribution of the radioisotope or lack of knowledge on the existence of other(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) seems not to be decreased in young patients given long-term suppressive doses of levothyroxine (LT4), but information regarding the bone microstructure in these patients is lacking. The aim of this study was to determine whether supraphysiologic doses of LT4, initiated during childhood or adolescence for treatment of(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the American Thyroid Association (ATA) initial risk of recurrence scheme and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) response to therapy re-stratification approach in a large cohort of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) treated outside of the United States. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. PATIENTS Five(More)
BACKGROUND In most staging systems, 45 years of age is used to differentiate low risk thyroid cancer from high risk thyroid cancer. However, recent studies have questioned both the precise 45 year age point and the concept of using a binary cut off as accurate predictors of disease specific mortality. METHODS A cohort of 3664 thyroid cancer patients that(More)
Background and Objective. An individualized risk-based approach to the treatment of thyroid cancer is being extensively discussed in the recent literature. However, controversies about the ideal surgical approach remain an important issue with regard to the impact on prognosis and follow-up strategies. This study was designed to describe clinical outcomes(More)
De-differentiated thyroid carcinoma is characterized by loss of thyroid-specific functions and properties. The therapeutic options for this type of thyroid cancer are limited and generally not efficient. Recent studies with retinoic acid (RA) have shown that this drug can induce re-differentiation of the thyrocyte and tumor regression after 131I therapy.(More)