Role of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis in central node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Paulson2012RoleOC,
  title={Role of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis in central node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Lorien M Paulson and Maisie L. Shindo and Kathryn G. Schuff},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={444-9}
}
OBJECTIVE (1) To investigate the role of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) in central node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and (2) to evaluate the presence of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis according to PTC-specific molecular markers. STUDY DESIGN Historical cohort study. SETTING Academic medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All patients who underwent total thyroidectomy with central neck dissection for PTC at Oregon Health & Science University between 2005 and 2010… CONTINUE READING
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