Preoperative predictors and prognosis of bilateral multifocal papillary thyroid carcinomas.

Polat S. B. , Cakir B., Evranos B., Baser H., Cuhaci N., Aydin C. , ...More

Surgical oncology, vol.28, pp.145-149, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.suronc.2018.12.004
  • Title of Journal : Surgical oncology
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-149


Background: The characteristics of multifocal PTC remain controversial. Surgical approach to multifocal tumor changes between centers. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of bilateral involvement, predictive factors for bilaterality and whether bilaterality was related with more aggressive histopathologic features or prognosis in patients with multifocal PTC.