Ipsilateral versus bilateral central neck lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Moo2009IpsilateralVB,
  title={Ipsilateral versus bilateral central neck lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Tracy-Ann S Moo and Ben Umunna and Meredith A. Kato and Daniel Butriago and Anna Kundel and James Anthony Lee and Rasa Zarnegar and Thomas J. Fahey},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={250 3},
  pages={403-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Many patients undergoing thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) have subclinical nodal disease at the time of surgery. Prophylactic bilateral central neck dissection (CND) is gaining acceptance in the treatment of PTC as studies have shown nodal disease increases the rate of local recurrence and may alter postsurgical radioactive iodine dosing. Given the potential complications of bilateral CND, we undertook a prospective study to determine the adequacy of prophylactic… CONTINUE READING
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