Prediction of central lymph node metastasis in 392 patients with cervical lymph node-negative papillary thyroid carcinoma in Eastern China.

@article{Xiang2015PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of central lymph node metastasis in 392 patients with cervical lymph node-negative papillary thyroid carcinoma in Eastern China.},
  author={Yingying Xiang and Kuailu Lin and Siyang Dong and Li-man Qiao and Qiuxiang He and Xiaohua Zhang},
  journal={Oncology letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={2559-2564}
}
Central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) is common in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the risk factors associated with CLNM in clinical lateral cervical lymph node-negative (cN0) PTMC in Eastern China. A total of 392 patients with confirmed PTMC by histological examination who underwent thyroidectomy and central neck lymph node dissection (CND) between May 2011 and October 2012 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University… CONTINUE READING