Differences in the recurrence and mortality outcomes rates of incidental and nonincidental papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 21 329 person-years of follow-up.

@article{Mehanna2014DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the recurrence and mortality outcomes rates of incidental and nonincidental papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 21 329 person-years of follow-up.},
  author={Hisham Mehanna and Taleb Al-Maqbili and Ben M. Carter and Emma Martin and Nicholas J. Campain and John Watkinson and Christopher J McCabe and Kristien Boelaert and Jayne A. Franklyn},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2014},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={2834-43}
}
CONTEXT There is controversy as to whether papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) represents more than one disease entity with different outcomes, requiring different treatment. OBJECTIVES To compare characteristics, outcomes, and factors associated with prognosis of incidental and nonincidental PTMC. SETTING AND DESIGN Two reviewers performed searches of online databases (1966-2012), reference lists, and conference abstract books. Longitudinal studies of subjects >16 years old receiving… CONTINUE READING