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Thyroid cancer in children and adolescents is usually a major concern for physicians, patients, and parents. Controversies regarding the aggressiveness of the clinical presentation and the ideal therapeutic approach remain among the scientific community. The current recommendations and staging systems are based on data generated by studies in adults, and(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)
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)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on human lymphocyte chromosomes of the (131)I dosage used in scintigraphy on thyroid patients. Until now, there has been as absence of conclusive reports on the effects produced by such dosage. Samples were obtained from 21 patients, and the blood was collected in two occasions: Twenty-four hours prior(More)
Radioiodine concentration by the thymus in differentiated thyroid carcinoma: report of five cases Captação do radioiodo pelo timo no carcinoma AbstrAct 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(More)
The amplification of thyroglobulin (TG) mRNA in peripheral blood of patients with thyroid cancer has been studied for almost one decade, but its real contribution for diagnosis of cancer relapse has not yet been established. In the present paper we report the case of a patient with papillary thyroid cancer with undetectable stimulated serum thyrogobulin(More)
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