Biochemical Cure after Reoperations for Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis

@article{Rowland2014BiochemicalCA,
  title={Biochemical Cure after Reoperations for Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis},
  author={MPHS Kathryn J. Rowland and Linda X. Jin and Jeffrey F. Moley},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={22},
  pages={96-102}
}
Despite meticulous surgical techniques, calcitonin levels remain detectable in 40 % to 66 % of patients after initial surgery for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), and the optimal surgical management for persistent or recurrent disease remains controversial. Previous studies suggest that biochemical cure, defined by normalization of postoperative calcitonin measurements, predicts disease-free survival. Reoperative approaches range from targeted removal of detectable disease to comprehensive… CONTINUE READING
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