Safety of completion thyroidectomy for multicentric carcinoma.

  title={Safety of completion thyroidectomy for multicentric carcinoma.},
  author={David A Rigberg and Charles Chandler and Stanley W Ashley and L Zuckerbraun and Jim Thompson},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={64 2},
The role of completion thyroidectomy after lobectomy for well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma remains controversial. The purpose of the present study is to compare the relative safety of a one-stage versus a two-stage approach in the management of thyroid cancer. Thirty consecutive patients with thyroid carcinoma were studied. In 14 patients, frozen-section diagnosis of carcinoma allowed total thyroidectomy at the initial operation. In 16 patients, carcinoma was found only on permanent section… CONTINUE READING
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