Differentiated and medullary thyroid cancer: Surgical management of cervical lymph nodes Journal Article


Authors: Asimakopoulos, P.; Nixon, I. J.; Shaha, A. R.
Article Title: Differentiated and medullary thyroid cancer: Surgical management of cervical lymph nodes
Abstract: Thyroid cancer metastasises to the central and lateral compartments of the neck frequently and early. The impact of nodal metastases on outcome is affected by the histological subtype of the primary tumour and the patient's age, as well as the size, number and location of those metastases. The impact of extranodal extension has recently been highlighted as an important prognosticating factor. Although clinically evident nodal disease in the lateral neck compartments has a significant impact on both survival and recurrence, microscopic metastases to the central or the lateral neck in well-differentiated thyroid cancer do not significantly affect outcome. Here we discuss the surgical management of neck metastases in well-differentiated and medullary thyroid carcinoma. © 2017
Keywords: lymphatic metastasis; surgery; thyroid neoplasms; thyroid gland
Journal Title: Clinical Oncology
Volume: 29
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0936-6555
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2017-05-01
Start Page: 283
End Page: 289
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.clon.2017.01.001
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 28094086
PMCID: PMC5541897
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 2 May 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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