Multifocality of papillary thyroid carcinoma as a risk factor for disease recurrence.


Departments of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [Email]


Tumor multifocality or bilaterality is associated with increased risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) recurrence. However, its prognostic value in clinical outcomes remains controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the association of multifocality or bilaterality with recurrence and survival after total thyroidectomy.


Bilaterality,Multifocality,Papillary thyroid carcinoma,Recurrence,Risk factor,

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