All Thyroid Ultrasound Evaluations are Not Equal: Sonographers Specialized in Thyroid Cancer Correctly Label Clinical N0 Disease in Well Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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  • Background: Ultrasound (US) is a standard preoperative study in thyroid cancer. Accurate identification of lymph node (LN) disease in the central neck by US is debated, leading some surgeons to perform prophylactic central dissection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if US performed by a surgeon with specialization in thyroid sonography correctly determined clinical N0 status.
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  • Oltmann SC; Schneider DF; Chen H; Sippel RS
  • Start Page

  • 422
  • End Page

  • 428
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 2