The long term outcome of papillary thyroid carcinoma patients without primary central lymph node dissection: Expected improvement of routine dissection

Giles (Senyurek) Y., Tunca F. , Boztepe H., Alagol F., Terzioglu T. , Tezelman S.

SURGERY, vol.146, no.6, pp.1188-1195, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surg.2009.09.014
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1188-1195


Background. We investigated central compartment recurrence (CCR) and mortality rate in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) who had no central lymph node dissection (CLND) at the time of primary operation.