Impact of lymph node metastases with recurrent laryngeal nerve invasion on patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Moritani2015ImpactOL,
  title={Impact of lymph node metastases with recurrent laryngeal nerve invasion on patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Sueyoshi Moritani},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={107-11}
}
BACKGROUND Although rare, invasion by papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) of the upper aerodigestive tract significantly affects patients' prognosis and quality of life. Within the central compartment, the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is most frequently invaded by lymph node metastases (LNM). However, such an invasion has not been described in the literature, although reports on RLN invasion by primary tumors have been published. The present study aimed to characterize LNM with RLN invasion in… CONTINUE READING