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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.suronc.2018.12.004
  • Journal Name: Surgical oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-149
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


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.