Thyroid papillary carcinoma, 30 years of experience
B. Costa Leite, S. Neves, A. Moreira da Costa & A. Canha
Papillary carcinoma is the most common histological type of thyroid cancer. The optimal treatment remains controversial, particularly with regard to the papillary microcarcinoma (≤ 10 mm).
The aim of this study is the characterization of patients with this condition undergoing surgery in our hospital over a period of 30 years, evaluating treatment outcomes.
Between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 2010, a total of 564 patients underwent surgical treatment for thyroid disease, with histological confirmation of papillary carcinoma.
Of these, 461 patients were female (81.7%) and 103 males (18.3%), aged between 12 and 86 years.
The presence of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma was found in 209 patients (37%).
The morbidity and survival in our series were similar on the published literature.
Keywords, Papillary, Microcarcinoma, Thyroid
Declaration of interest: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest that could be perceived as prejudicing the impartiality of the research project.
Funding: This research did not receive any specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sector.