Preoperative ultrasonographic features of papillary thyroid carcinoma predict biological behavior.

@article{Nam2013PreoperativeUF,
  title={Preoperative ultrasonographic features of papillary thyroid carcinoma predict biological behavior.},
  author={Sang Yu Nam and Jung Hee Shin and Boo-Kyung Han and Eun Young Ko and Eun Sook Ko and Soo Yeon Hahn and Jonathan H Chung},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={1476-82}
}
BACKGROUND Although ultrasound (US) features of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) are well established, little is known regarding biological behavior according US features. We investigated whether there was a difference in biological behavior between PTCs that did and did not meet malignant US criteria. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed clinical records and histological and US findings of the index tumors in 488 patients who underwent surgery for PTC. Benign-looking PTC (B-PTC… CONTINUE READING

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