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The association between papillary thyroid carcinoma and histologically proven Hashimoto's thyroiditis: a meta-analysis.
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PMID:  23211578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: No consensus exists on the association between papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). To resolve this controversy, this study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the two conditions using a meta-analysis.
METHODS: We searched relevant published studies using citation databases including PubMed, Embase, and ISI Web of Science. The effect sizes of clinicopathologic parameters were calculated by odds ratio (OR), weighted mean difference, or hazard ratio (HR). The effect sizes were combined using a random-effects model.
RESULTS: Thirty-eight eligible studies including 10 648 PTC cases were selected. Histologically proven HT was identified in 2471 (23.2%) PTCs. HT was more frequently observed in PTCs than in benign thyroid diseases and other carcinomas (OR=2.8 and 2.4; P<0.001). PTCs with coexisting HT were significantly related to female patients (OR=2.7; P<0.001), multifocal involvement (OR=1.5; P=0.010), no extrathyroidal extension (OR=1.3; P=0.002), and no lymph node metastasis (OR=1.3; P=0.041). Moreover, PTCs with HT were significantly associated with long recurrence-free survival (HR=0.6; P=0.001).
CONCLUSIONS: Our meta-analysis showed that PTC is significantly associated with pathologically confirmed HT. PTC patients with HT have favorable clinicopathologic characteristics compared with PTCs without HT. However, patients with HT need to be carefully monitored for the development of PTC.
Ju-Han Lee; Younghye Kim; Jung-Woo Choi; Young-Sik Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-02-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of endocrinology / European Federation of Endocrine Societies     Volume:  168     ISSN:  1479-683X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-18     Completed Date:  2013-04-08     Revised Date:  2013-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423848     Medline TA:  Eur J Endocrinol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, 516, Gojan-1 Dong, Danwon-Gu, Ansan-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 425-707, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma / complications*,  physiopathology
Case-Control Studies
Hashimoto Disease / complications*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  physiopathology
Sex Factors
Survival Analysis
Thyroid Neoplasms / complications*,  physiopathology

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