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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2018, 18(1): 43-51 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Ultrasonography Results in Terms of Involvement of Lymph Nodes before Thyroidectomy and Its Comparison with Pathologic Results after Thyroidectomy in Non-Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Patients
Shahriar Hashemzadeh , Davood Imani , Reza Javad Rashid, Mohammad Kazem Tarzamani , Sajjad Pourasghary
Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Abstract:   (13278 Views)
Background & objectives: 10 year survival rates for thyroid cancer is about 90%, but papillary thyroid cancer often spread to regional lymph nodes resulting in survival rate falls below 90%. In patients with thyroid cancer, cervical lymph node metastasis risk is about 20 to 50 percent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between ultrasound results and the involvement of lymph nodes before thyroidectomy and compare it with the pathologic response after thyroidectomy in patients with non-medullary thyroid cancer.
Methods: 60 patients with thyroid cancer were randomly selected and entered into the study. Ultrasonographic examination of cervical lymph nodes was performed by two radiologists using an ultrasound machine in all patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Patients underwent total thyroidectomy and neck lymph node dissection by surgeon.
Results: In papillary thyroid cancer, there was a significant relationship between ultrasonographic results and pathologic outcomes in determining the presence of cervical lymph node metastasis before thyroidectomy. And also, there was a significant relationship between the results of ultrasonography and pathologic findings in determining the location of affected lymph nodes.
Conclusion: Compared to histological examination, ultrasonography can be a useful tool in determining the location of affected cervical lymph node in thyroid cancers before surgery.
Keywords: Ultrasonography, Thyroidectomy, Metastasis, Thyroid Cancer
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Received: 2017/09/21 | Accepted: 2018/01/20 | Published: 2018/03/29
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