Follicular and Hürthle cell carcinoma: predicting outcome and directing therapy.

  title={Follicular and H{\"u}rthle cell carcinoma: predicting outcome and directing therapy.},
  author={Laura E. Sanders and Michael Gordon Silverman},
  volume={124 6},
BACKGROUND Follicular thyroid cancer is a heterogeneous disease including follicular and Hürthle cell and tumors with and without vascular and major capsular invasion. Analyses of prognosis and risk groups have been criticized for not taking these differences into account. METHODS Retrospective analysis was done of 240 patients treated from 1940 to 1997. RESULTS Ninety-two patients without vascular or major capsular invasion followed up for a median of 14 years had no recurrences or deaths… CONTINUE READING


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