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Papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid-Prognostic significance of lymph node metastasis and multifocality.

Authors
  • Chow, Sin-Ming
  • Law, Stephen C K
  • Chan, John K C
  • Au, Siu-Kie
  • Yau, Stephen
  • Lau, Wai-Hon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2003
Volume
98
Issue
1
Pages
31–40
Identifiers
PMID: 12833452
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite the overall excellent prognosis for patients with PMC, PMC was associated with a 1.0% disease-related mortality rate, a 5.0% LN recurrence rate, and a 2.5% distant metastasis rate. Therefore, the treatment of patients with PMC should be no different from the treatment of patients with conventional PTC: i.e., complete surgery with consideration for RAI and/or external radiation therapy if poor prognostic factors are present.

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