Pattern of lymph node metastases in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

  title={Pattern of lymph node metastases in papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={O Gimm and Friedrich Wilhelm Rath and Henning 5 Dralle},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={85 2},
BACKGROUND Incidence and pattern of lymph node metastasis (LNM) were evaluated in 35 patients who underwent primary surgery for papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS Total thyroidectomy with systematic cervicocentral lymphadenectomy was performed routinely. Additionally, 22 patients underwent lymphadenectomy of the ipsilateral cervicolateral compartment. Sternotomy was performed in four patients. RESULTS Primary tumour status was: pT1, n = 7; pT2, n = 12; pT3, n = 4; pT4, n = 12. Twenty-four… CONTINUE READING
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