Modified Radical Neck Dissection for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Operative Technique

@article{Uchino2004ModifiedRN,
  title={Modified Radical Neck Dissection for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Operative Technique},
  author={Ph.D. Shinya Uchino and Ph.D. Shiro Noguchi and Ph.D. Hiroyuki Yamashita and Shin -Ichiro Watanabe},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={1199-1203}
}
Our standard surgical approach to patients with papillary thyroid cancer is subtotal thyroidectomy with modified radical neck dissection (MRND) on the affected side. MRND preserves the jugular vein, the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and the accessory nerve, effectively conserving function and cosmesis. Knowledge of the anatomy of the neck, precise staging, prognostic evaluation, and experience are needed for a surgeon to perform MRND. Radical neck dissection should not be performed unless the… CONTINUE READING