Association of BRAFV600E mutation with poor clinical prognostic factors and US features in Korean patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.

@article{Kwak2009AssociationOB,
  title={Association of BRAFV600E mutation with poor clinical prognostic factors and US features in Korean patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.},
  author={Jin Young Kwak and Eun-Kyung Kim and Woong Youn Chung and Hee Jung Moon and Min Jung Kim and Jong rak Choi},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={253 3},
  pages={854-60}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the association of known prognostic factors with the BRAF(V600E) mutation and its association with ultrasonographic (US) features in Korean patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was institutional review board approved; informed consent was not required from patients. From July 2008 to November 2008, 339 consecutive patients underwent surgery for PTMC. US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed to… CONTINUE READING

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