Value of the Cervical Compartments in the Surgical Treatment of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

  title={Value of the Cervical Compartments in the Surgical Treatment of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma},
  author={Apostolos Goropoulos and Konstantinos Karamoshos and Andreas Christodoulou and Theodoros Ntitsias and Konstantinos Paulou and Asterios A Samaras and Persefoni Xirou and Ioannis Efstratiou},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
In the treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), supplementary lymph node dissection (LND) is not well standardized. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance of the cervical compartments in the lymphatic spread of PTC and the impact of modified radical neck dissection (MRND) as an additional surgical procedure to thyroid resection. From 1999 to 2002, LND of the central compartment (compartment A) was performed in 39 patients. Among this group, additional MRND of the… CONTINUE READING
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