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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P164 Extrathyroidal Extension in Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer as a Predictor of Outcome Measures

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):897. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.897-b

Objectives: To examine the prognostic difference between gross and microscopic extrathyroidal extension (ETE) in well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC).

Design: Retrospective study.

Setting: Tertiary care academic hospital.

Patients: From a database of 582 patients who were surgically treated for thyroid cancer, we selected 55 (10.5%) with stage III WDTC and a minimum 5-year follow-up (17 men and 38 women; mean age, 53.1 years).

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