A retrospective analysis of prognostic factors predictive of lymph-node metastasis and recurrence in thyroid papillary microcarcinoma.

@article{Usluoullari2015ARA,
  title={A retrospective analysis of prognostic factors predictive of lymph-node metastasis and recurrence in thyroid papillary microcarcinoma.},
  author={Celil Alper Usluoğullari and Eda Demir Onal and Elif Didem Ozdemir and Rıfki Ucler and G{\"u}lten Kiyak and Pamir Eren Ersoy and Samet Yalcin and G{\"u}lnur G{\"u}ler and Reyhan {\"U}nl{\"u} Ersoy and Bekir Çakir},
  journal={Minerva endocrinologica},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={15-22}
}
AIM The literature is inconclusive concerning the prognostic factors and therapeutic management of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). Herein we report on our extensive experience with PTMC in relation to clinicopathological characteristics and prognostic factors. METHODS In all, 248 patients that were diagnosed and treated for PTMC between 2007 and 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and tumor characteristics at presentation, and recurrence during follow-up were noted… CONTINUE READING

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