Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Studies of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Presenting with Cervical Lymphadenopathy

@article{Sugitani1998ClinicopathologicAI,
  title={Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Studies of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Presenting with Cervical Lymphadenopathy},
  author={Iwao Sugitani and Akio Yanagisawa and Akira Shimizu and Mitsuyasu Kato and Yoshihide Fujimoto},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={731-737}
}
Although most papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PMCs) are of little clinical significance, patients with PMCs occasionally have an unfavorable outcome, especially when they present with bulky nodal metastasis or distant metastasis. We have attempted to identify "high-risk" PMCs by evaluating clinical, pathologic, and immunohistochemical prognostic factors. Among 190 patients with a PMC, 156 without clinically apparent nodal metastasis had a benign course. The remaining 34 patients, who… CONTINUE READING

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