Clinical Thyroidology for Patients

Clinical Thyroidology for Patients is a collection of summaries of recently published articles from the medical literature that covers the broad spectrum of thyroid disorders.

Starting with the May 2009 issue, Clinical Thyroidology for Patients will be published on a monthly basis and include summaries of research studies that were discussed in the previous month’s issue of Clinical Thyroidology, a publication of the American Thyroid Association for physicians. Dr. Mazzaferri is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical

March 2010 Volume 3 Issue 3

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Editor’s Comments

EDITOR’S CHOICE — THYROID CANCER Factors that point toward more aggressive treatment for papillary thyroid microcarcinomas
Lombardi CP et al. Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: extrathyroidal extension, lymph node metastases, and risk factors for recurrence in a high prevalence of goiter area. World J Surg 2010.
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THYROID CANCER Papillary microcarcinomas without unfavorable features may be candidates for observation alone
Ito et al. An observational trial for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma in Japanese patients. World J Surg 2010;34:28-35.10.1007/s00268-009-0303-0 [doi].
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THYROID HORMONE Thyroid hemiagenesis: Failure of both lobes of the thyroid to develop normally
Ruchala et al. Increased risk of thyroid pathology in patients with thyroid hemiagenesis: results of a large cohort case-control study. Eur J Endocrinol 2010;162:153-60.
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THYROID CANCER Papillary thyroid cancer may be more common in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Antonelli et al. Thyroid cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus: a case-control study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010;95:314-8.
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THYROID NODULES Repeat fine-needle aspiration biopsy should be considered for thyroid nodules with suspicious features on ultrasound, even when the initial results are benign
Kwak et al. Value of US correlation of a thyroid nodule with initially benign cytologic results. Radiology 2010;254:292-300.
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