Distinguishing classical papillary thyroid microcancers from follicular-variant microcancers.

@article{Singhal2014DistinguishingCP,
  title={Distinguishing classical papillary thyroid microcancers from follicular-variant microcancers.},
  author={Surbhi Singhal and Rebecca S. Sippel and Herbert C Chen and David F. Schneider},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={151-6}
}
BACKGROUND Papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (mPTCs), tumors less than or equal to 1 cm, have been considered the same clinical entity as microfollicular-variant papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (mFVPTCs). The purpose of this study was to use population-level data to characterize differences between mFVPTC and mPTC. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified adult patients diagnosed with mFVPTC or mPTC between 1998 and 2010 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Binary… CONTINUE READING