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An unusual presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma in a pediatric patient: A case report

December 10, 2018  |  Matthew G. Cravens, BS, BA; Tyson J. Nielsen, MD; Erynne A. Faucett, MD; Audrey B. Erman, MD


Cystic neck masses in the pediatric population are common but rarely concerning for malignancy. Given this typically benign nature, they are frequently managed conservatively. Here we present an unusual case of a waxing and waning cystic neck mass in a pediatric patient. After...

Huge primary leiomyosarcoma of the thyroid gland

November 8, 2018  |  Yong Tae Hong, MD; Ki Hwan Hong, MD

It is difficult to make an exact diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma before surgery and to distinguish it from anaplastic thyroid cancer,

Fourth branchial pouch sinus: A report of 7 cases and review of the literature

August 22, 2018  |  Indranil Pal, MS; Saumitra Kumar, MS; Ankur Mukherjee, MS, DNB; Bibhas Mondal, MS; Anindita Sinha Babu, MD


A fourth branchial pouch sinus often manifests quite late in life as a recurrent neck abscess, suppurative thyroiditis, or pseudothyroiditis. Demonstration of the sinus opening in the piriform fossa by hypopharyngoscopy in combination with ultrasonography of the neck provides...

Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid gland

August 18, 2018  |  Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, MD; Guy Slonimsky, MD; Einat Slonimsky, MD; Henry Crist, MD; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

Burkitt lymphoma is a rare, highly aggressive type of lymphoma that commonly presents at extranodal sites.

Screening and management of postoperative hypoparathyroidism-induced hypocalcemia in thyroidectomized patients in the endocrine ward compared with the surgical ward

April 30, 2018  |  Nina Sauer, MD; Anne Lautenbach, MD; Katharina Pohl, MD; Gerhard Schon, MD; Hans-Peter Brose, MD; Clarissa Alexandra Schulze zur Wiesch, MD; Jens Carsten Aberle, MD


Transient hypoparathyroid-associated hypocalcemia is a common side effect after thyroidectomy. Not only may it be life-threatening, but it also can distinctly affect length of hospital stay and treatment costs. Screening and treatment practices are suspected to differ between...

Aggressive desmoid fibromatosis of the neck after total thyroidectomy

April 30, 2018  |  Alexander Delides, MD, PhD; Ioannis Plioutas, MD; Stephanos Konstantoudakis, MD; Pavlos Maragoudakis, MD, PhD

Treatment for this lesion is surgical resection, but external beam radiation or systemic drug treatment may be used when total resection is impossible.

A midline mediastinal parathyroid cyst

March 14, 2018  |  Guy Slonimsky, MD; Aaron Baker, MD; Henry Crist, MD; David Goldenberg, MD

These cysts are generally divided into nonfunctional or functional, based on their hormonal activity.

Elastography as a potential modality for screening cervical lymph nodes in patients with papillary thyroid cancer: A review of literature

January 14, 2018  |  Robert Saadi, MD; Salvatore LaRusso, MEd; Kanupriya Vijay, MD; David Goldenberg, MD


Papillary thyroid cancer often presents with cervical lymph node involvement and has a high incidence of recurrence, which requires routine follow-up with ultrasound imaging. Elastography is a novel ultrasound technique that has been demonstrated to be effective clinically in...

Myeloid sarcoma of the thyroid

December 12, 2017  |  Dana Goldenberg; Monika Joshi, MD; Jozef Malysz, MD; David Claxton, MD; Elizabeth E. Cottrill, MD

Patients who have undergone allogeneic stem cell transplants are more likely to suffer from isolated myeloid sarcoma at relapse.

An incidental thyroid nodule

August 24, 2017  |  John P. Flynn, MD; Peter A. Morawiecki, MD; Marco A. Ayala, MD

Preoperative diagnosis of intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas is essential to determining correct surgical management

Multinodular goiter: A study of malignancy risk in nondominant nodules

August 24, 2017  |  Jenica Su-ern Yong, MBBS, MRCS, MMED ORL; Kwok Seng Loh, MBBS, FRCS, FAMS; Bengt Fredrik Petersson, MD, PhD; Mark Thong, MBBS, MRCS, MMED ORL


The long-standing belief that multinodular goiters are associated with a lower risk of developing into carcinoma has been challenged by the results of some recent studies. In addition, we have noticed in our practice that a sizable proportion of cancers have been arising from...

Aggressive differentiated thyroid cancer in the geriatric patient

June 20, 2017  |  Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD, FACS; Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCSC

Although differentiated thyroid cancer is typically considered a relatively indolent disease, this is not the case in older adults.


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