Neck dissection for surgical treatment of lymphnode metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Ducci1997NeckDF,
  title={Neck dissection for surgical treatment of lymphnode metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Marco Ducci and Marialuisa Appetecchia and M Marzetti},
  journal={Journal of experimental & clinical cancer research : CR},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={333-5}
}
In papillary thyroid carcinoma lymphnode metastases at presentation do not seem to adversely affect survival, but do increase the risk of loco-regional tumor recurrence. The value of systematic versus selective lymphadenectomy is far less standardized, whereas the role of postoperative radioiodine in preventing either nodal recurrence or cancer death remains controversial. Clinical data of 36 N+ patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma who had undergone from 1990 to 1996 ipsilateral or… CONTINUE READING

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