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Lymph Node Yield in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Sarrah Idrees, Firoz Ahmed

Keywords : Endocrine cancer, Solid cystic papillary thyroid cancer, Thyroid cancer

Citation Information : Idrees S, Ahmed F. Lymph Node Yield in Papillary Thyroid Cancer. 2021; 16 (2):91-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10088-11169

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-02-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common thyroid cancer which spreads via the lymphatic route. Lymph nodes are also the most important prognostic indicators of persistent/recurrent/progressive disease. The lymph node yield (LNY), defined as the total number of lymph nodes retrieved during dissection, has not been determined in surgical resection of PTCs, be it in adults or pediatric population.

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