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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part G (2018)

Advanced thyroid cancers-16 years of our institutional experience

Advanced thyroid cancers-16 years of our institutional experience

Author(s)
Dr. Shubhranshu Jena, Dr. Rajshekar Shantappa and G Suryanarayana Raju
Abstract
Background: Advanced carcinoma of differentiated thyroid cancers are not uncommon and surgery is the main modality, but often they are advised palliative therapy. Many of the tumors are operable with enbloc resection of adjacent organs like trachea, recurrent laryngeal nerve, esophagus, major vessels and strap muscles. To avoid such morbidity, non-operative treatments are practiced. The selection of patients is important to consider major radical surgery in order to attempt cure, with acceptable morbidity avoiding perioperative mortality. Final outcome shall be with improved overall and disease free survivals and good quality of life with functional preservation of vital organs like larynx and esophagus.
Materials and Methods: We have retrospectively studied 150 cases of advanced thyroid cancers operated in the department of surgical oncology, 1997-2013. The extent of primary, nodal disease and imaging studies were reviewed. The type of surgery performed, extra thyroidal extension and final histopathology were noted down. Follow up information was noted and all efforts were made to find the current status of the patients.
Results: Most of the patients underwent total thyroidectomy with lymph node dissection. Papillary carcinoma was the most common histopathological type.
Conclusions: Advanced thyroid cancers can be resected en bloc with an attempt to cure in view of indolent nature.
Pages: 470-472  |  871 Views  64 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Shubhranshu Jena, Dr. Rajshekar Shantappa, G Suryanarayana Raju. Advanced thyroid cancers-16 years of our institutional experience. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(3):470-472.
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