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Lobectomy for a Large Benign Thyroid Nodule? Second Opinion Saved the Day by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 12:00am 50 Y/O female for second opinion on a referral for a lobectomy for a very large thyroid nodule. The FNA of the nodule was benign, but because of the size her endocrinologists referred her for surgery. The ultrasound described two small insignificant nodules 7 mm each in the opposite lobe. My evaluation revealed a major historical finding not kno ... Read on »
What is a Low Risk Thyroid Cancer, and Do I Need Radiation? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm How do I know if I am very, low risk? If you are <45 years old, Get your pathology report from your surgery. Look for these itemsVery Low Risk is a patient has a single < 1 cm cancer nodule. No lymph node mets. The cell type is not an aggressive type, such as Tall Cell. There is no extension beyond the capsule of the thyroid gland. Then th ... Read on »
Health Headlines - December 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 9:01pm NFL Issues Tougher Rules on Handling of Head Injuries NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday sent a memo to the league's 32 professional football teams outlining the toughest rules yet for when players with head injuries can return to games or practices. In the latest development in what has become a heated controversy, the new ... Read on »
AUA annual meeting update no. 2 by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:46pm There were numerous presentations at yesterday’s AUA sessions related to prostate cancer. We have identified six presentations of general significance to risk for prostate cancer in general and newly diagnosed patients. Does Baseline PSA Level Trump Other Risk Factors in Long-Term Risk for Prostate Cancer? Compelling data has recently ... Read on »
Updates on respiratory bronchiolitis/interstitial lung disease by Mark Pool, MD Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 10:27am Churg, Muller and Wright published a superb update on RB/ILD in the January 2010 Arch Pathol Lab Med which is essential background to Katzenstein's article in Human Pathology on "occult interstitial fibrosis in smokers."  Do yourself a favor and just read my summary of the Katzenstein paper (skip the original) in light of the excellent updat ... Read on »
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer by LungHealth .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Across the globe, and across the US, cigarettes continue to kill. EDWARD S. KIM, MD: If you just look at the United States figures, it's the leading cause of cancer-related death, both in men and in women: over 175,000 cases a year, and over 160,00 deaths a year. CHRISTOPHER G. AZZOLI, MD: If I were to list the top ten causes of ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy re ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy ... Read on »
Information Overload by Holli Posted Mon 14 Feb 2011 12:54pm We had that all important appointment with our epilepsy specialist this past Friday. Unfortunately, I didn't get the news I wanted to hear. We talked past, present, and future. I did get the information I was seeking, just not what I was wanting. The first burning question was WHY WHY WHY things aren't playing out the way they had origi ... Read on »
Thyroid nodule by Ahmad.H Posted Sat 25 Sep 2010 12:00am Hello, Today's topic will be about "Thyroid nodule". First let me give a brief introduction about the thyroid gland.  The thyroid gland is the biggest gland in the neck. It's function is to secrete hormones responsible for regulating the body's metabolism. It is situated in the front of the neck, below the larynx. The gland consists of tw ... Read on »