Prediction of central compartment lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.

@article{Yang2014PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of central compartment lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.},
  author={Yin-long Yang and Chengze Chen and Zimiao Chen and Jiachun Jiang and Yizuo Chen and Langping Jin and Gui-long Guo and Xiaohua Zhang and Tingting Ye},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2014},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={282-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the predictive factors for central compartment lymph node metastasis (LNM) in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). DESIGN AND PATIENTS We undertook a retrospective study of 291 patients treated for PTMC. The following criteria were assessed to predict the presence of central compartment LNM: sex, age, tumour multifocality, tumour size, tumour bilaterality, extracapsular spread (ECS), lateral neck LNM, coexistence of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, BRAF(V… CONTINUE READING