Preoperative ultrasonographic tumor characteristics as a predictive factor of tumor stage in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Kim2011PreoperativeUT,
  title={Preoperative ultrasonographic tumor characteristics as a predictive factor of tumor stage in papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Sang Soo Kim and Byung Joo Lee and Jin-Choon Lee and Seong Jang Kim and Soo Hyung Lee and Yun Kyung Jeon and Bo Hyun Kim and Yong Ki Kim and In-Joo Kim},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1719-26}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of tumor characteristics on ultrasonography for predicting the pathologic stage of papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS We evaluated 354 patients who underwent surgery for papillary thyroid carcinoma (≤2 cm). We analyzed the preoperative ultrasonography findings such as tumor size, shape, margin, echogenicity, calcification, vascularity, and contact with the capsule. RESULTS Tumor size, echogenicity, and contact with the… CONTINUE READING
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