Current Strategies for Surgical Management and Adjuvant Treatment of Childhood Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

@article{Thompson2004CurrentSF,
  title={Current Strategies for Surgical Management and Adjuvant Treatment of Childhood Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma},
  author={Geoffrey Thompson and Ian D. Hay},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={1187-1198}
}
Childhood papillary thyroid carcinoma is associated with more locally aggressive and more frequent distant disease than its adult counterpart. Recurrence rates tend to be higher in children, but cause-specific mortality remains low. Optimal initial treatment of childhood papillary thyroid carcinoma should include total or near-total thyroidectomy and central compartment node clearance. Modified neck dissections should be performed for biopsy-proven lateral neck disease. Every effort should be… 

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