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Correspondence and Brief Communications
December 1, 2004

Total Thyroidectomy and Lymph Node Dissection in Patients With Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Arch Surg. 2004;139(12):1385. doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.12.1385

In a recent issue, Kim et al1 associated total thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection with a higher survival rate in patients with thyroid carcinoma who were older than 60 years and classified as high risk according to age, metastases, extent, and size. However, these procedures might also carry a higher risk of complications.2

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