Combined analysis of BRAF-gene mutation and galectin-3 expression in preoperative diagnostics of thyroid cancer

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To assess the utility of combined detection BRAF gene mutation and Gal-3 expression from FNAB specimens in preoperative diagnostic of thyroid gland cancer. 41 patients with thyroid gland nodules were included in the study. By cytological conclusions of evaluated FNA specimens 20 patients had papillar thyroid cancer (PTC), 17 – follicular neoplasia, and 4 – nodular colloid goiter. Gal-3 expression were evaluated by flow cytometry method; BRAF gene mutation were evaluated by PCR. In our study the sensitivity of combined detection BRAF gene mutation and Gal-3 expression was 95%, specificity – 95%, diagnostic accuracy – 95%. Combined detection of BRAF gene mutation by PCR and Gal-3 expression by flow cytometry could be used in preoperative diagnostic of thyroid glad cancer.

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professor, zaveduyushchiy kafedroy obshchey khirurgii GOU VPO SPbGMU im. akad.I.P.Pavlova

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