Latero-cervical lymph node metastases (N1b) represent an additional risk factor for papillary thyroid cancer outcome.
- G Sapuppo,
- F Palermo,
- M Russo,
- M Tavarelli,
- R Masucci,
- S Squatrito,
- R Vigneri,
- G Pellegriti
J Endocrinol Invest 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Garibaldi-Nesima Medical Center, Via Palermo 636, 95122, Catania, Italy.
Purpose: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the most common thyroid cancer histotype, has a good prognosis even when spread to the neck lymph node (LN). The prognostic role of LN metastases' location is still controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical relevance of the number and location of LN metastases at presentation in PTCs. Read More