Morbidity of completion thyroidectomy for initially misdiagnosed thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Calabr1988MorbidityOC,
  title={Morbidity of completion thyroidectomy for initially misdiagnosed thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={S Calabr{\`o} and L. J. Auguste and Joseph N. Attie},
  journal={Head & neck surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={235-8}
}
We reviewed 757 cases of thyroid carcinoma treated between 1963 and 1986 to investigate the morbidity associated with completion thyroidectomy when a nodule initially reported to be benign by frozen section is subsequently found to be malignant; 66 patients underwent completion thyroidectomy as a second procedure for initially misdiagnosed thyroid carcinoma. Fifty-one patients had papillary carcinoma, 12 follicular carcinoma, and 3 Hürthle cell carcinoma. Final pathology revealed 28 cases of… CONTINUE READING

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