Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the pathophysiology of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What causes follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the prevalence of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of follicular thyroid cancer (FTC)?

What is the prognosis of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of laryngoscopy in the workup of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

How is follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) staged?

What is the ATA staging for follicular thyroid cancer (FTC)?

How is thyroid function assessed in the workup of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of TSH suppression testing in the workup of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Treatment

How is follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of lobectomy in the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of subtotal (near-total) thyroidectomy in the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of total thyroidectomy in the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is the role of robotic-assisted thyroidectomy in the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What are the possible complications of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Guidelines

Which organizations have issued guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What are the guidelines on the diagnosis of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What are the ATA guidelines on the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What are the NCCN and ESMO guidelines on the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

What are the NCCN and ATA guidelines on radioiodine therapy for follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC)?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastic Drugs are used in the treatment of Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma?

Which medications in the drug class Antithyroid Drug are used in the treatment of Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma?

Which medications in the drug class Thyroid Products are used in the treatment of Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma?