Successful localization of recurrent thyroid cancer in reoperative neck surgery using ultrasound-guided methylene blue dye injection.

@article{Harari2012SuccessfulLO,
  title={Successful localization of recurrent thyroid cancer in reoperative neck surgery using ultrasound-guided methylene blue dye injection.},
  author={Avital Harari and Rebecca S. Sippel and Ruth G Goldstein and Seerat Aziz and Wen Zen Shen and Jessica Gosnell and Q. Y. Duh and Orlo Herrick Clark},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={215 4},
  pages={
          555-61
        }
}
BACKGROUND Reoperation in the neck can be challenging and is associated with increased complication rates and operative times. Here we analyze our methylene blue dye injection method to localize reoperative neck pathology in patients with thyroid cancer and lymph node metastases. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients at a single university tertiary care center who had reoperative neck surgery for recurrent thyroid cancer between 2004 and 2009, and who also… CONTINUE READING
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