Thyroid lobectomy is not sufficient for T2 papillary thyroid cancers.

  title={Thyroid lobectomy is not sufficient for T2 papillary thyroid cancers.},
  author={Samer R Rajjoub and Huan Yan and Natalie A. Calcatera and Kristine M Kuchta and Chi-Hsiung E Wang and Waseem Lutfi and Tricia A. Moo-Young and David J. Winchester and Richard A. Prinz},
  volume={163 5},
BACKGROUND Histologic subtypes of papillary thyroid cancer affect prognosis. The objective of this study was to examine whether survival is affected by extent of surgery for conventional versus follicular-variant papillary thyroid cancer when stratified by tumor size. METHODS Using the National Cancer Data Base, we evaluated 33,816 adults undergoing surgery for papillary thyroid cancer from 2004 to 2008 for 1.0-3.9 cm tumors and clinically negative lymph nodes. Conventional and follicular… CONTINUE READING
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