Management of Nodal Disease in Thyroid Cancer

Mamoona Khokhar, Mira Milas

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Cervical lymph node metastases are present in a considerable number of patients with differentiated and medullary thyroid cancer. The completeness of surgical resection, including clinically significant lymph node metastases, is an important determinant of outcome, because cervical lymph nodes represent the most common site of persistent and recurrent disease. This article delineates the management of nodal disease in thyroid cancer, focusing on the preoperative evaluation, operative management, and postoperative assessment of cervical lymph nodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-632
Number of pages22
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2019


  • Lymph nodes
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Metastatic disease
  • Neck dissection
  • Percutaneous ethanol ablation
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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