Ablation of the thyroid remnant and I-131 dose in differentiated thyroid cancer: a meta-analysis revisited.

@article{Doi2007AblationOT,
  title={Ablation of the thyroid remnant and I-131 dose in differentiated thyroid cancer: a meta-analysis revisited.},
  author={Suhail A R Doi and Nicholas Jy Woodhouse and Lukman Thalib and Adedayo A. Onitilo},
  journal={Clinical medicine & research},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={87-90}
}
Postoperative ablation of functioning thyroid tissue has become established in the management of differentiated thyroid cancer as the long-term risk of recurrence and death is reduced. This beneficial effect results from the destruction of potentially malignant cells or occult multifocal disease that may occur in up to 30% of patients with papillary tumors1-4 Furthermore, the specificity of thyroglobulin as a tumor marker is increased and the sensitivity of subsequent whole body scans seems… CONTINUE READING