Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7948

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Hai-Lin Park

Hai-Lin Park
Kangnam Cha Hospital, Cha University College of Medicine,
650-9 Yeoksam-dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul 135-081

  • Research Article
    The Analysis of Tumor Aggressiveness According to Tumor Size in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Less Than 2 cm in Size in Korean Patients
    Author(s): Hai-Lin ParkHai-Lin Park

    Purpose: Papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC) less than 2 cm in size are believed to be a less aggressive subset of PTC which behave more like benign lesions and are often more conservatively treated. However, it is unclear whether carcinoma no larger than 2.0 cm in diameter can be expected to have a similar favorable clinical behavior as tumors no larger than 1.0 cm. Therefore, to address this question and to characterize the biology and optimal treatment for PTC less than 2 cm, we performed a retrospective chart review. Methods: From October 2001 to March 2013, 649 patients underwent surgery for PTC less than 2 cm. Data from these patients were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The mean age of these patients was 43.2 years and 91.7% were female. 52.9% of the patients underwent a total or near-total thyroidectomy. .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7948.1000137

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