Management of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma presenting within a thyroglossal duct cyst.

@article{Patel2002ManagementOW,
  title={Management of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma presenting within a thyroglossal duct cyst.},
  author={Snehal G. Patel and Margarita Escrig and Ashok R. Shaha and Bhuvanesh Singh and Jatin P Shah},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={134-9; discussion 140-1}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) is diagnosed in approximately 1.5% of thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC). No clear consensus exists regarding further management after adequate excision of the cyst, especially the role of total thyroidectomy and postoperative radioactive iodine therapy. The current review was undertaken in an attempt to clarify these issues. METHODS Demographic, clinical, tumor, treatment, pathology, and outcome data on 57 eligible patients… CONTINUE READING

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