Total thyroidectomy, without prophylactic central lymph node dissection, in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer. Clinical retrospective study on 221 cases

@article{Conzo2013TotalTW,
  title={Total thyroidectomy, without prophylactic central lymph node dissection, in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer. Clinical retrospective study on 221 cases},
  author={Giovanni Conzo and Daniela Pasquali and G Bellastella and Katherine Esposito and Carlo Carella and Annamaria de Bellis and Giovanni Docimo and Michele Klain and Sergio Iorio and Salvatore Napolitano and Antonietta Palazzo and Alessandra Pizza and Antonio Agostino Sinisi and Emilia Zampella and Antonio Bellastella and Luca Santini},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={419-425}
}
Total thyroidectomy (TT) is the standard of care for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), but still there is no consensus about the role of routine use of prophylactic central lymph node dissection. The aim of this study was to analyze our results of TT without prophylactic central lymphadenectomy in the treatment of DTC. Clinical records, between January 1998 and December 2005, of 221 patients undergoing TT, without prophylactic central lymph node dissection, were retrospectively evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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