Prophylactic central lymph nodes dissection (VI level) in papillary thyroid cancer

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Metastatic involvement of central lymph nodes in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is very common. However, prophylactic central lymph nodes dissection additionally to thyroidectomy does not significantly affect disease-free and overall survival of PTC patients. Meanwhile its routine conduction is tangibly increase postsurgical complications. From efficacy/safety point of view prophylactic central lymph nodes dissection couldn't be recommended as substantiated in all PTC patients.

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Pavel Olegovich Rumiantsev

Endocrinology Research Centre, Moscow

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7721-634X

Russian Federation MD, PhD, Deputy director for innovation development in Endocrinology Research Centre


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