Flashcards in thyroid cancer Deck (28)
ectopic thyroid tissue and/or cysts present along coarse of thyroglossal duct in the _____
superior thyroid artery is the first branch of the ______
inferior thyroid artery is a branch of the _______
inferior thyroid vein drains into ______
superior thyroid vein drains _____of thyroid
middle thyroid vein drains _____of thyroid
does solitary nodule or multinodular goiter have a higher chance of malignancy?
what is the most reliable method of dx'ing thyroid nodules/
fine needle aspiration biopsy
cold nodule on radionuclide scans indicates?
hot nodule on radionuclide scans indicates?
is a cold or hot nodule more likely to be malignant?
older patients, solitary mass, invasion into capsule, hematogenous spread
NCCN guidelines recommend ____for follicular carcinoma
what test to do to determine if a hurthle cell carcinoma is malignant
which type of thyroid cancer is a neuroendocrine tumor?
medullary thyroid cancer
markers to monitor for medullary thyroid cancer?
what must you screen medullary thryoid cancer patients for b4 surgery (2)
2. primary hyperparathyroidism
dyspnea, dysphagia, hoarseness, 7th-8th decade - which thyroid cancer?
tx of lymphoma?
radiation + chemo
what can you tx a person with after complete thyroidectomy?
post-op radioactive iodine tx to kill residual thyroid tissue
does lymph node removal improve survival
what is the most common nerve injury in thyroidectomy?
external branch of superior laryngeal nerve
the most dreaded nerve injury in thyroidectomy?
can hyper or hypocalcemia result from thyroidectomy?
why can hypocalcemia occur after thyroidectomy?
due to devascularization of parathyroids
when is thyroid supplementation started after thyroidectomy?
after radioactive iodine tx (which occurs 1-3 months post surgery)