High prevalence of occult papillary thyroid carcinoma in a surgical series for benign thyroid disease.

@article{Pelizzo1990HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of occult papillary thyroid carcinoma in a surgical series for benign thyroid disease.},
  author={Maria Rosa Pelizzo and Andrea Piotto and Domenico Rubello and Dario Casara and Ambrogio Fassina and Benedetto Busnardo},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={1990},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={255-7}
}
In a surgical series of 277 consecutive patients operated on the thyroid for benign diseases, a high prevalence rate (10.5%) of occult papillary carcinoma was found by means of an accurate histologic examination. Indications for surgery were euthyroid multinodular goiter in 25 patients, autonomously hyperfunctioning adenoma in 2 and Graves' disease in 2 patients. Neoplastic foci were unilaterally found in 25 cases but multifocally in 6 and bilaterally in 4 cases: the diameters ranged from 2-10… CONTINUE READING

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