Does failure to perform prophylactic level VI node dissection leave persistent disease detectable by ultrasonography in patients with low-risk papillary carcinoma of the thyroid?

@article{Monchik2009DoesFT,
  title={Does failure to perform prophylactic level VI node dissection leave persistent disease detectable by ultrasonography in patients with low-risk papillary carcinoma of the thyroid?},
  author={Jack M. Monchik and Caroline J Simon and Diana L Caragacianu and Alan A. Thomay and Vicki Tsai and Jonah B Cohen and Peter J. Mazzaglia},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={146 6},
  pages={1182-7}
}
BACKGROUND There is controversy regarding the need for prophylactic level VI central node dissection in patients with low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). This study focuses on the incidence of persistent level VI nodal disease in low-risk PTC without prophylactic central node dissection. METHODS PTC was known at the time of thyroidectomy in 304 of the 761 patients who had initial thyroid surgery from 2001 to 2007. Therapeutic level VI node dissection was performed for suspicious or… CONTINUE READING