What is the best surgical treatment for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC)?
Background: Surgeons have debated whether to perform a total or hemithyroidectomy for PTMC, a carcinoma less than 1 cm in size. Historically, treatment was a total thyroidectomy, but the paradigm has shifted with recent guidelines from the American and British Thyroid Associations.
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Study design: Retrospective chart reviews and database analyses.
Setting: Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles; Anacapa Surgical Associates, Ventura, Calif.| | | Next → | Single Page