Lymph Node Surgery in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

KARAKOÇ D. , Ozdemir A.

INTERNATIONAL SURGERY, vol.95, no.2, pp.142-146, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-146


Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer, and cervical lymph node metastasis of the disease is high. Lymph node surgery of the papillary thyroid carcinoma is controversial because of the good prognosis of the disease. Although controversy continues on prophylactic lymph node dissection, therapeutic lymph node dissection is recommended in all guidelines for patients who have known lymph node metastases.