Carbon nanoparticle–guided central lymph node dissection in clinically node‐negative patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

@article{Zhu2016CarbonNC,
  title={Carbon nanoparticle–guided central lymph node dissection in clinically node‐negative patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma},
  author={Youzhi Zhu and Xiangjin B. Chen and Huihao Zhang and Ling Chen and Shujun Zhou and Kunlin Wu and Zongcai Wang and Lingjun Kong and Hezhu Zhuang},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          840-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Distinguishing the involved lymph nodes from other tissues during surgery is critical for lymph node dissection. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility by using carbon nanoparticles as guidance for lymph node dissection in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS Eighty-one patients were injected with carbon nanoparticles (carbon nanoparticle group), whereas the other 81 patients were not (control group). Routine pathological examination was… CONTINUE READING

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