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G Chir. 2008 Jun-Jul;29(6-7):291-4.

[Medullary thyroid carcinoma: a study about 28 operated patients].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Universit√† degli Studi di Roma, "La Sapienza", Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Cattedra di Chirurgia Generale, Italy.


In this study on 28 operated patients, the Authors show that total thyroidectomy with elective central neck dissection and ipsilateral neck dissection is the most appropriate surgical treatment for medullary thyroid carcinoma. Pathologic study on lymph nodes removed in central and in latero-cervical compartments showed malignancy respectively in 75% and in 70% of the cases. However the role of elective ipsilateral lateral neck dissection remains controversial.

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