American thyroid association design and feasibility of a prospective randomized controlled trial of prophylactic central lymph node dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Papillary
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Research Design
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Thyroidectomy

abstract

  • Given the low rates of both newly identified structural disease and morbidity after surgery for cN0 PTC, prohibitively large sample sizes would be required for sufficient statistical power to demonstrate significant differences in outcomes. Thus, a prospective randomized controlled trial of prophylactic central lymph node dissection in cN0 PTC is not readily feasible.

publication date

  • March 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/thy.2011.0317

PubMed ID

  • 22313454

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 237

end page

  • 44

volume

  • 22

number

  • 3