Stan B. Sidhu

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BACKGROUND Lymphadenectomy in clinically node-negative papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is controversial. The aim of this study is to determine whether routine ipsilateral level VI lymphadenectomy (LNDVI) has advantages over total thyroidectomy (TT) alone. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed. Patients undergoing surgery for clinically(More)
The management of adrenocortical tumors (ACTs) is complex. The Weiss score is the present most widely used system for ACT diagnosis. An ACT is scored from 0 to 9, with a higher score correlating with increased malignancy. However, ACTs with a score of 3 can be phenotypically benign or malignant. Our objective is to use microarray profiling of a cohort of(More)
PURPOSE: Adrenocortical adenomas are common, whereas adrenocortical carcinomas are rare. Discriminating between benign and malignant adrenocortical tumors using conventional histology can be difficult. In addition, adrenocortical carcinomas generally have poor prognosis and limited treatment options. MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs that are involved in(More)
Up to 30% of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are associated with germline RET, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL), neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), and succinate dehydrogenase subunits (SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD) mutations. Genetic testing allows familial counseling and identifies subjects at high risk of malignancy (SDHB mutations) or significant multiorgan disease(More)
BACKGROUND Routine central lymph node dissection (CLND) for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) at the time of initial thyroidectomy has been advocated with a demonstrated decrease in post-ablation serum thyroglobulin compared to total thyroidectomy alone. Patients now present with central compartment metastatic disease after initial thyroid cancer surgery, or(More)
The Carney triad (CT) is gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), paraganglioma, and pulmonary chondroma. The GISTs of CT show different clinical, molecular, and morphologic features to usual adult GISTs but are similar to the majority of pediatric GISTs. We postulated that these GISTs would show negative staining for succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB). We(More)
BACKGROUND The role of routine central lymph node dissection (CLND) for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of routine CLND after total thyroidectomy (TTx) in the management of patients with PTC who were clinically node negative at presentation with emphasis on stimulated thyroglobulin (Tg)(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) is a molecular cytogenetic technique that allows the entire genome of a tumor to be surveyed for gains and losses of DNA copy sequences. A limited number of studies reporting the use of this technique in adult adrenocortical tumors have yielded conflicting results. In this study we performed CGH analysis on 13(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the significance of Delphian lymph node (DLN) involvement in thyroid cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The DLN has long been regarded as a predictor of thyroid malignancy and indicator of advanced disease; however, there are no published data in relation to the thyroid. METHODS A retrospective cohort study with data obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) has been claimed in some studies to reduce rates of nerve injury during thyroid surgery compared with anatomical dissection and visual identification of the RLN alone, whereas other studies have found no benefit. Continuous monitoring with endotracheal electrodes is expensive whereas discontinuous(More)