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Occult lymph node metastasis is common in micro papillary thyroid cancer. However, the role of lymph node dissection in the treatment of microPTC remains controversial. The investigators want to investigate the usefulness routine central dissection and sentinel lymph node biopsy in prognosis of micro PTC. This is a prospective randomized control study. The investigators started this study from May of 2009 and this study will be continued until Dec. 2011.
The investigators will assign all patients to three groups; no dissection group (Group I), sentinel lymph node biopsy only group (Group II) and routine central neck dissection group (Group III). At first, to know the necessity of routine central neck node dissection for micro PTC,the investigators will compare the result of group I and group III. Additionally, the investigators can analyze the usefulness of sentinel lymph node biopsy for substitution of routine central neck node dissection for micro PTC.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Routine central neck dissection, Sentinel lymph node biopsy for central neck
Samsung Medical Center
50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu
Korea, Republic of
Samsung Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:43-0400
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