Pronostic Factors related to recurrence in low-risk papillary thyroid cancer (PTC)

P. Moreno(1), A. de la Quintana(2), J. Villar(3), C. Martinez(4), J.M. Francos(1), A. Arana(2), N. Muñoz(3), A. Garcia-Barrasa(1), J.I. Arcelus(3), G. Martinez(2) and JM Rodriguez(5).

1 Unidad de Cirugía Endocrina. Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge-IDIBELL. Universitat de Barcelona. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (BARCELONA).
2 Hospital Universitario Cruces, Barakaldo.
3 Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada.
4 Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella.
5 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia.

PTC usually has an indolent course. However, up to 25% could recur at 10 years of follow-up after total thyroidectomy. In the last two decades, prophylactic central node dissection has been proposed, trying to decrease the recurrence rate in clinically node-negative patients.

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