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).
Hu A, Payne RJ, Clarke J, Eski S, Walfish PG, Freeman JL. 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