Pathological tumor-node-metastasis (pTNM) staging for papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas: a retrospective analysis of 700 patients.

@article{Loh1997PathologicalT,
  title={Pathological tumor-node-metastasis (pTNM) staging for papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas: a retrospective analysis of 700 patients.},
  author={Kenneth C Loh and Francis S Greenspan and Laura C. Gee and Timothy R Miller and Patricia Yeo},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1997},
  volume={82 11},
  pages={3553-62}
}
The TNM classification (tumor-node-metastasis) was adopted by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the International Union against Cancer a decade ago to avoid heterogeneity of prognostic classification schemes used for differentiated thyroid cancers. To date, however, clinical data based on this classification are lacking. We retrospectively evaluate the prognosis of 700 patients (208 men and 492 women) with papillary (89%) and follicular (11%) thyroid cancers according to the… CONTINUE READING

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