Lateral Cervical Lymph Node Metastases from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Pattern of Nodal Metastases and Optimal Strategy for Neck Dissection

@article{Roh2008LateralCL,
  title={Lateral Cervical Lymph Node Metastases from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Pattern of Nodal Metastases and Optimal Strategy for Neck Dissection},
  author={Jong Lyel Roh and Jin-Man Kim and Chan Il Park},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={1177-1182}
}
The pattern of lateral cervical metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) has been reported without a clear understanding of the distribution of central nodes at risk. The present study evaluated the pattern of central and lateral cervical metastases from PTC with respect to recently defined neck sublevels and subsites. Between 2003 and 2006, 52 consecutive patients with lateral cervical metastases from previously untreated PTC underwent total thyroidectomy and therapeutic comprehensive… CONTINUE READING
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