SHOULD MULTIFOCAL PAPILLARY THYROID CARCINOMAS CLASSIFIED AS T1A WITH A TUMOR DIAMETER SUM OF 1 TO 2 CENTIMETERS BE RECLASSIFIED AS T1B?


TAM A. A. , ÖZDEMİR D., Ogmen B. E. , Faki S., DUMLU E. G. , Yazgan A. K. , ...More

ENDOCRINE PRACTICE, vol.23, no.5, pp.526-535, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4158/ep161488.or
  • Title of Journal : ENDOCRINE PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.526-535

Abstract

Objective: Considering the diameter of the largest tumor while determining T stage in multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMCs) might cause underestimation of tumoral stage. We aimed to investigate the effect of total tumor diameter (TTD) on tumor node metastasis (TNM) classification in multifocal T1a PTMCs.