Peroperative diagnosis and treatment of metastases to the regional lymph nodes in papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland.

@article{Hamming1989PeroperativeDA,
  title={Peroperative diagnosis and treatment of metastases to the regional lymph nodes in papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland.},
  author={Jaap F. Hamming and Cornelis J. H. van de Velde and Bernard M. Goslings and Gertjan J. Fleuren and J E Hermans and Jan F. M. Delemarre and E A van Slooten},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1989},
  volume={169 2},
  pages={107-14}
}
The management of two groups of patients with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland (n = 165) was evaluated retrospectively. Total thyroidectomy was the standard procedure in both groups, but the peroperative diagnosis and treatment of metastases to the regional lymph nodes differed. In group 1 (n = 84), only clinically positive lymph nodes were resected, and if residual postoperative 131I uptake was found, an ablation dose of 131I was given. In group 2 (n = 81), all of the tissue in the… CONTINUE READING

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