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Revista argentina de cirugía

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SACO, Pedro A et al. Differentiated thyroid cancer: clinical experience in a changing scenario. Rev. argent. cir. [online]. 2019, vol.111, n.1, pp.5-14. ISSN 2250-639X.

Background: Thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine cancer with an incidence that is significantly increasing and with important treatment changes. Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze a population of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer treated at the Hospital Universitario Austral, evaluate the outcomes and discuss the new trends in thyroid cancer management. Material and methods: A series of 344 patients undergoing thyroid surgery between May 2001 and May 2015 were retrospectively reviewed: 331 total thyroidectomies and 13 lobectomies. Central lymph node dissection was performed in 82% of the cases and lateral lymph node dissection in 9%, based on clinical and ultrasound findings. Most patients were women (80%) and 95% were papillary thyroid cancers. According to the TNM classification, 65% were T1, 41% T1a (microcarcinomas) and 87% corresponded to the ATA low risk of recurrence category. Lymph node metastases were present in 34% of the central neck lymph nodes and in all the lateral lymph nodes dissected, and only 1.8% presented distant metastasis. Radioactive iodine was used in 73% of the patients in doses between 30 and 150 mCi. Results: Overall survival was 99.2% with a mean follow-up of 40.2 months; 0.8% presented permanent hypoparathyroidism and 0.8% of the patients presented permanent recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. Conclusions: 1) almost 80% of the patients undergoing surgery corresponded to early stages of the disease with low risk of recurrence; 2) more than 40% were microcarcinomas; 3) the results obtained are similar to those reported by high-volume centers; and 4) the review of this experience is similar to that reported by current practice guidelines, and the therapeutic approaches are in line with the recommendations of the current practice guidelines and with the new trends in the management of differentiated thyroid cancer.

Palabras clave : Thyroid cancer; Differentiated carcinoma; Risk stratification.

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