Most cancers remained stable over several years of observation with the use of serial measurements
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Overall 12% of patients experienced complications specific to the surgery within a year following the procedure.
The surgeon’s volume and the patient’s living conditions are crucial and independent factors in endocrine cancer management
Do large thyroid nodules have a higher pretest probability of malignancy than smaller thyroid nodules?
Can ultrasound replace sestamibi scans in the pre-operative evaluation of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism?
Using robotic arms, surgeons can now remove the thyroid gland through an incision in the axilla, or armpit, thereby avoiding the large scar on the front of the neck caused by traditional thyroid surgery. The procedure offers no other benefits over the traditional approach developed a century ago by Emil Theodor Kocher, MD, according to head and neck surgeons who perform the robotic surgery. In fact, it takes longer to recover from the robotic surgery, they say, with some patients complaining of chest numbness for months afterwards.
What needs to be in the follow-up of certain patients who have undergone treatment for thyroid cancer? Uncertainties still exist, but change is in the air. The 2009 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines promise to clarify at least some issues that affect practice.