Surgical practice patterns in the treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.

@article{Wu2010SurgicalPP,
  title={Surgical practice patterns in the treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.},
  author={Arthur W. Wu and Marilene B Wang and Chau T H Nguyen},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={136 12},
  pages={1182-90}
}
BACKGROUND recently, there has been a debate regarding total thyroidectomy vs hemithyroidectomy for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). OBJECTIVE to determine whether there were significant differences in the treatment of PTMC depending on a physician's experience, age, training, and location. METHODS a 10-question survey was distributed to otolaryngologists, general surgeons, and endocrine surgeons. It included 4 clinical scenarios, 2 questions querying clinical reasoning, and 4… CONTINUE READING

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