Prediction of ipsilateral and contralateral central lymph node metastasis in unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma: a retrospective study.

@article{Chen2015PredictionOI,
  title={Prediction of ipsilateral and contralateral central lymph node metastasis in unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma: a retrospective study.},
  author={Qiang Chen and Xiu-he Zou and Tao Wei and Qiu-shi Huang and Ying-He Sun and Jingqiang Zhu},
  journal={Gland surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={288-94}
}
BACKGROUND Prophylactic central lymph node dissection (CLND) in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) remains controversial and predictive factors for central lymph node (CLN) metastasis in unilateral PTC cases are not well defined. The aims of this study were to evaluate the rate of ipsilateral and contralateral CLN metastasis and to determine… CONTINUE READING