Total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid carcinoma: primary and secondary operations


Eroglu A., Unal M., Kocaoglu H.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.24, no.4, pp.283-287, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-287

Abstract

Aims: There is considerable controversy concerning the most appropriate surgical treatment of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Although some authors have advocated subtotal thyroidectomy because of the decreased surgical morbidity and the lack of improved survival with a more extensive procedure, total thyroidectomy has been defended by others as a treatment of choice with lower morbidity.