Incidence and Risk Factors for Occult Level 3 Lymph Node Metastases in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

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Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) frequently disseminates into cervical lymph nodes. Lateral node involvement is described in up to 50 % patients undergoing prophylactic lateral neck dissection. This study aimed to assess this finding and identify which factors predict for occult lateral node disease. Patients with fine needle aspiration–confirmed PTC… (More)
DOI: 10.1245/s10434-016-5254-8

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@article{Fraser2016IncidenceAR, title={Incidence and Risk Factors for Occult Level 3 Lymph Node Metastases in Papillary Thyroid Cancer}, author={FRCS Sheila Fraser and Nisar Zaidi and PhD Olov Norl{\'e}n and FRACS Anthony Glover and PhD Schelto Kruijff and FRACS Mark Sywak MMed and FRACS Leigh Delbridge and FRACS Stan B. Sidhu}, journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology}, year={2016}, volume={23}, pages={3587-3592} }