Prophylactic Central Neck Dissection in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: An Assessment of the Evidence

@article{Gyorki2013ProphylacticCN,
  title={Prophylactic Central Neck Dissection in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: An Assessment of the Evidence},
  author={David E Gyorki and Brian R. Untch and Robert Michael Tuttle and Ashok R. Shaha},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={20},
  pages={2285-2289}
}
An area of ongoing controversy in the management of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer is the role of prophylactic central neck dissection (pCND). This review describes the natural history of differentiated thyroid cancer and provides the limited data regarding the role of routine pCND. An evidence-based analysis was performed of the rationale for routine pCND was performed, including reduced rates of central neck recurrence, reduced morbidity with secondary central neck… CONTINUE READING

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