Consensus Statement on the Terminology and Classification of Central Neck Dissection for Thyroid Cancer

  title={Consensus Statement on the Terminology and Classification of Central Neck Dissection for Thyroid Cancer},
  author={Sally E. Carty and D. Cooper and Gerard M. Doherty and Q. Y. Duh and Richard T. Kloos and Susan J. Mandel and Gregory William Randolph and Brendan C Stack and David L Steward and David James Terris and G Thompson and Ralph P Tufano and Robert Michael Tuttle and Robert D Udelsman},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={19 11},
BACKGROUND The primary goals of this interdisciplinary consensus statement are to review the relevant anatomy of the central neck compartment, to identify the nodal subgroups within the central compartment commonly involved in thyroid cancer, and to define a consistent terminology relevant to the central compartment neck dissection. SUMMARY The most commonly involved central lymph nodes in thyroid carcinoma are the prelaryngeal (Delphian), pretracheal, and the right and left paratracheal… CONTINUE READING
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