The need of prophylactic central lymph node dissection is controversial in terms of postoperative thyroglobulin follow-up of patients with cN0 papillary thyroid cancer


KORKMAZ M. H. , Ocal B., Saylam G., Cakal E., Bayir O., Tutal E., ...More

LANGENBECKS ARCHIVES OF SURGERY, vol.402, no.2, pp.235-242, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 402 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00423-017-1556-y
  • Title of Journal : LANGENBECKS ARCHIVES OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-242

Abstract

Purpose The objective of this study was to investigate whether prophylactic central lymph node dissection (pCLND) facilitates postoperative thyroglobulin (Tg) follow-up in the patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). We also questioned whether radioactive iodine (RAI) remnant ablation provides any further advantage in this regard.