What are the Benefits and Risks of Thyroid Nodule Evaluation in Patients ≥70 Years Old. Comments by Dr.G. 1.1200 > 70 year old patients with 2600 nodules. 2. 67 % of nodules were benign. 3. FNA lead to surgery in 210 patients and 93/210 were...More info
Be Aware of Afirma GEC Suspicious Result in Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. Many More Are Not Cancer, But the look alike Benign Noninvasive Follicular Neoplasm with Papillary-like Nuclei called NIFN-P.
Be Aware of Afirma GEC Suspicious Result in Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. Many More Are Not Cancer, But the look alike Benign Noninvasive Follicular Neoplasm with Papillary-like Nuclei called NIFN-P. Cancer Cytopathology 2017 published online...More info
Multifocal Papillary Thyroid Cancer Ultrasound Images Kim D.K. et al Endo Practice 24 (4) April 2018 p.351 Comments by Dr.Guttler Primary and daughter PTCs in the same gland have the same US images. Primary and secondary PTCs have different US...More info
Don’t Forget the Pyramidal Lobe Remnant During Total Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Cancer. J.A.Benmoussa et al Endo.Practice 24(4)april 208 Patient has a midline mass seen on CT extending from the hyoid bone to the thyroid bed. S/p Total...More info
Thyroid Nodule 101: Role of Cutting Needle Biopsy. CH Suh et al Endocrine Practice 22(6) June 2016: 679-88 Non-diagnostic Thyroid FNA usually followed by a repeat FNA. However recent evidence that core needle biopsy CNB had lower non-diagnostic...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: “Liquid Biopsy” Can a simple blood test detect thyroid cancer? No, not at present according to this study.
Is Measurement of Circulating Tumor DNA of Diagnostic Use in Patients with Thyroid Nodules? Mark Lupo M.D1., Richard Guttler M.D2., Zsofia Geck M.D2, Anja Kammesheidt, PhD3, Theresa Tonozzi, M.P.H.3, and Glenn D. Braunstein M.D3 Richard Guttler...More info
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer ATC 101: Hurry to Mayo Clinic if You have Untreated biopsy proven ATC. With 3-6 months to live even with present therapies, you may be interested in a clinical trial of a new immunotherapy against the death-ligand...More info
Thyroid No Surgery 101: Two Non-Surgery Options for Small <1.5 cm Micro-papillary Cancers. Active Surveillance: A deferred follow up system keeping the cancer in the neck and only if it grows >3 mm over time will there ever by a rescue...More info
First Master’s class in Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation of Nodules and Cancer in the USA. March 17 2018 in Los Angeles Dr. Baek ( center ) Dr.Ha (right of Dr.Baek ) and Dr.Park ( to the left of Dr.Baek ) lead the first course and...More info
Thyroid Cancer No Surgery 101: Use of Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Primary Thyroid Cancers Reference: Jeong. et al International J.Hyperthermia 33(8)938-45 2017 Ethanol and thermal ablation for malignant thyroid tumors Papillary thyroid...More info
Thyroid Cancer No Surgery 101: Low risk primary micro-papillary thyroid cancer alternatives to surgery
Thyroid Cancer No Surgery 101: Low risk primary micro-papillary thyroid cancer alternatives to surgery Clinical Review State of the Art Review Low risk papillary thyroid cancer BMJ 2014;348:g3045 Juan P Brito, et al Comments by Dr.Guttler...More info
First Master’s course in thyroid RFA given in Los Angeles on the 17 th March 2018. The attendance by endocrinologists was very exciting. Many want to add ablation procedures in there practices. 20% already do ethanol ablation for cysts. As...More info