By Georg Riccabona
In a interval of debatable attitudes to thyroid melanoma, this publication goals to correlate contemporary development in uncomplicated sciences with new scientific administration chances. It offers with the epidemiology, pathology, pathophysiology, etiology, prognosis, remedy and follow-up of this disorder in keeping with 27 years' adventure with a few 2000 thyroid melanoma instances. The inclusion of ultrasound, CT, NMR imaging and sleek surgical strategies for mixed therapy modalities is new. directions for extra learn and more advantageous remedy are set and an in depth evaluate of the literature is equipped. This updated survey will supply clinicians, surgeons and researchers a greater realizing of thyroid melanoma in its entirety.
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05. 10. 12,female, 65 years Rapid goiter growth, increasing dyspnoea since December 1976. February 26th 1977 therefore subtotal bilateral unradical thyroidectomy. Histology: squamous cell carcinoma of the left lobe. March 23rd, 1977: admission because of local 30 Pathology of Thyroid Cancer Table 15. Incidence and survival rates of different thyroid cancer types in goiter-free countries (according to Hedinger 1969) and an endemic goiter area (according to Riccabona, 1974) a Hedinger (1,456 cases) Riccabona a b C d e Differentiated adeno-Ca.
Today with the increasing availability of monoclonal antibodies to many antigens it seems possible that conventional concepts of thyroid cancer might be replaced in the future by a new classification which allows a "typing" of thyroid neoplasms due to their different immunohistochemical behaviour (Klinck 1969). The commonly used immunohistochemical studies involve anti-thyroglobulin, anti-calcitonin and antiCEA stains. Fig. 9 shows typical examples of such pictures in follicular carcinoma and medullary carcinoma.
Winand, Kohn 1975) pictures can be obtained which are frequently impressive in their diagnostic impact (Fig. 11). The information gathered with such techniques underlines the facts reported previously: "Anaplastic" thyroid carcinomas can show "colloid droplets" as manifestations of functional properties, subcellular elements considered as typical of medullary carcinoma can be detected in "adeno-carcinomas" of the thyroid (Pfaltz et al. 1983) and some ultrastructural elements seen in thyroid cancer resemble those observed in benign thyroid disease (Dinstl, Keminger 1967).