German Association of Endocrine Surgeons practice guideline for the surgical management of malignant thyroid tumors

@article{Dralle2013GermanAO,
  title={German Association of Endocrine Surgeons practice guideline for the surgical management of malignant thyroid tumors},
  author={Henning 5 Dralle and Thomas J. Musholt and Jochen Schabram and Thomas Steinmueller and Andreja Frilling and Dietmar Simon and Peter E Goretzki and Bruno Niederle and Christian Scheuba and Thomas Clerici and Michael Meyer – Hermann and Jochen Kussmann and Kerstin Lorenz and Christoph Nies and Peter Schabram and Arnold W. Trupka and Andreas Zielke and Wolfram Karges and Markus Luster and Kurt Werner Schmid and Dirk Vordermark and Hans-Joachim Schmoll and Reinhard M{\"u}hlenberg and Otmar Schober and Harald Rimmele and Andreas Machens},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={398},
  pages={347-375}
}
Over the past years, the incidence of thyroid cancer has surged not only in Germany but also in other countries of the Western hemisphere. This surge was first and foremost due to an increase of prognostically favorable (“low risk”) papillary thyroid microcarcinomas, for which limited surgical procedures are often sufficient without loss of oncological benefit. These developments called for an update of the previous practice guideline to detail the surgical treatment options that are available… CONTINUE READING

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