Clinical characteristics of poorly differentiated thyroid carcinomas compared with those of classical papillary thyroid carcinomas.

@article{Lin2007ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical characteristics of poorly differentiated thyroid carcinomas compared with those of classical papillary thyroid carcinomas.},
  author={Jen-Der Lin and T Z Chao and Chuen Hsueh},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={224-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the clinical presentation and prognosis of poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma (PDTC) with those of classical papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) to identify the appropriate surgical modalities for use in conjunction with radioactive iodide ((131)I) therapy and external radiotherapy for treating PDTC. DESIGN Sixty-seven PDTC patients (mean age 50.3 +/- 18.1 years, range 14-82 years) underwent surgery at the Chang Gung Medical Centre (CGMC… CONTINUE READING

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