M. Regina Castro, MD es consultor en la División de Endocrinología de la Clínica Mayo de Rochester, MN.
En entrevista 31 de Doctor Thyroid con Philip James, el Dr. Castro explica los siguientes temas:
* ¿Qué es un nódulo tiroideo?
* ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de un nódulo tiroideo?
* ¿Cómo se diagnostica el nódulo tiroideo?
* Punción de la tiroides con aguja fina
* Ecografía de la tiroides
* ¿Cómo se tratan los nódulos de la tiroides?
* Cuando la observación activa es la opción de tratamiento en lugar de una tiroidectomía
* Niños con nódulos tiroideos
30: Thyroid Cancer and Children with Dr. Andrew Bauer from the Perelman School of Medicine, U of Pennsylvania
Managing thyroid cancer in children, sometimes more complex than adults
In this episode Dr. Bauer shares the complexities of managing children with thyroid nodules, and differentiated thyroid cancer. This is a must listen interview for parents whose child has a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer diagnosis.
There are a several important differences in how pediatric thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) present and respond to therapy. Kids are less frequently diagnosed with a thyroid nodule; however, the risk for malignancy is four- to fivefold higher compared with an adult thyroid nodule.
Dr. M Regina Castro is an endocrinologist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.
This episode details the medical approach to thyroid nodules. Topics include:
• 60% of the U.S. population has thyroid nodules
• Discovered when evaluating other neck issues such as an unrelated pain
• What happens when you are told you have a thyroid nodule?
• How to know if your thyroid nodule is cancerous?
22: Avoiding Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Depending on the Size with Dr. Miyauchi from Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan
You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and choose no surgery. Although thyroid cancer diagnosis has spiked around the world, a trend is to pass on surgery if the cancer is identified as low risk. In doing so, mortality rate does not increase and it avoids unfavorable events sometimes related to surgery, such as vocal chord paralysis, hypothyroidsm, financial costs, and lifelong thyroid hormone treatment.
In this episode, we visit with Dr. hypothyroidism, a pioneer in prescribing active surveillance in place of immediate surgery.