Factors predictive of papillary thyroid micro-carcinoma with bilateral involvement and central lymph node metastasis: a retrospective study

@inproceedings{Zhou2012FactorsPO,
  title={Factors predictive of papillary thyroid micro-carcinoma with bilateral involvement and central lymph node metastasis: a retrospective study},
  author={Yi-li Zhou and Er-li Gao and Wei Zhang and Han Feng Yang and Gui-long Guo and Xiu-feng Zhang and Ou-chen Wang},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal resection extent for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) remains controversial. The objective of the study was to investigate risk factors of bilateral PTMC and central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) to guide surgical strategies for PTMC patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 211 PTMC patients who underwent total thyroidectomy (TT) and 122 clinical lymph node-negative (cN0) cases that underwent prophylactic central lymph node dissection (CLND) between 2010 and… CONTINUE READING
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