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Comment & Response
April 27, 2022

Concerns Over Thyroid Cancer Surgeries and Quality of Life

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of General Surgery, Strategic Support Force Medical Center, Beijing, China
  • 2Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China
JAMA Surg. 2022;157(8):739-740. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2022.0813

To the Editor In reference to the recent publication by Chen and colleagues1 regarding the extent of surgery for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL), we would like to commend the authors on this important work. After 1 year of follow-up, the authors reported no association of total thyroidectomy and thyroid lobectomy with HRQOL in patients with DTC with low to intermediate risk of recurrence. Generally, this is a well-prepared study. However, we would like to raise 2 concerns regarding data interpretation and extrapolation.

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