Lymph Node Surgery in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

KARAKOÇ D., Ozdemir A.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-146
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.