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Skip metastases in medullary thyroid carcinoma: a single-center experience.

Authors
  • Tavares, Marcos R
  • Michaluart, Pedro Jr
  • Montenegro, Fabio
  • Arap, Sergio
  • Sodre, Maria
  • Takeda, Flavio
  • Brandao, Lenine
  • Toledo, Sergio
  • Ferraz, Alberto
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgery today
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
38
Issue
6
Pages
499–504
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-007-3664-8
PMID: 18516528
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is skip metastasis in MTC. It is unsafe to use the lymph node status of the central compartment of the neck to define the pN status of the lateral neck. A lymph node greater than 15 mm in diameter is related to pN status.

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