Patterns of lateral neck metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

  title={Patterns of lateral neck metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Michael E. Kupferman and Michael Patterson and Susan J. Mandel and Virginia A. Livolsi and Randal S. Weber},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={130 7},
BACKGROUND Although lymphatic metastasis does not affect overall survival for patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma, locoregional control can be improved with cervical lymphadenectomy. The major morbidity of neck dissection (ND) for the management of regional metastases is spinal accessory (cranial nerve XI) dysfunction. To avoid this complication, some surgeons have advocated a limited ND. OBJECTIVE To establish the patterns of lateral cervical metastases in differentiated thyroid… CONTINUE READING


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