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Medullary Thyroid Cancer: It is a pain in the neck?

Authors
  • Guerrero, Marlon A
  • Lindsay, Sheila
  • Suh, Insoo
  • Vriens, Menno R
  • Khanafshar, Elham
  • Shen, Wen T
  • Gosnell, Jessica
  • Kebebew, Electron
  • Duh, Quan-Yang
  • Clark, Orlo H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cancer
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
2
Pages
200–205
Identifiers
PMID: 21509150
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Our study demonstrates that more patients with MTC present with anterior neck pain than do patients with PTC and that patients with MTC and neck pain have an increased risk of LN metastases. The results of this study suggest that MTC patients, who present with concomitant neck pain, should undergo a total thyroidectomy, prophylactic bilateral central neck dissection, and ipsilateral lateral neck dissection.

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