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Ann Surg. 1981 Dec;194(6):677-80.

Oxyphil tumors of the thyroid: follow-up of 42 surgical cases.


Histopathologic and clinical follow-up data on 42 patients observed 2-20 years after operations for oxyphil neoplasms of the thyroid are presented. In eight patients histologic signs of malignancy were found but only two patients showed a clinically malignant course with development of distant metastases. The results do not indicate that oxyphil thyroid neoplasms are especially prone to assume a malignant course with the mode of treatment applied. Our policy is to remove any differentiated epithelial thyroid neoplasm with at least lobectomy. Total thyroidectomy is reserved for cases with capsular penetration, blood vessel invasion and/or metastases.

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