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Pitfalls in the staging of cancer of thyroid.
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PMID:  23199665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thyroid cancer includes several neoplasms originating from the thyroid gland-from indolent and curable histologies of differentiated thyroid carcinoma to aggressive anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. Differentiation of thyroid nodules is problematic on CT and MR imaging unless there is evidence of extrathyroidal extension. Evaluation of regional lymph nodes is often performed clinically or with ultrasound. The retropharyngeal and mediastinal lymph nodes are better evaluated by CT and MR imaging. Nuclear scintigraphy is useful for staging and treatment of distant metastasis in differentiated thyroid carcinoma. PET may have a role in aggressive cancers. Accurate staging affects surgical management and subsequent therapy.
Authors:
Amit M Saindane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroimaging clinics of North America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1557-9867     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroimaging Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211377     Medline TA:  Neuroimaging Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine, Emory University, BG-22, 1364 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. Electronic address: asainda@emory.edu.
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