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ea0026p484 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2011

Seventh UICC/TNM staging criteria for medullary thyroid carcinoma: is there any prognostic advantage?

Martinho M , Azevedo T , Carrilho F , Martins T , Ribeiro C , Melo M , Cunha N , Rascao M J , Neves A , Gilde P , Pires J L , Cruz C , Oliveira C , Neto J , Oliveira S , Valido F , Gomes I , Carvalheiro M , Rodrigues F

Background and aims: The value of the revised (2009) UICC/TNM criteria for medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is not established. We aimed to evaluate its predictive value, analyzing the consequences of the inclusion of T3N0M0 patients previously included in stage III of the 6th edition, in stage II of the 7th.Patients and methods: We retrospectively analysed the clinical records of 85 patients operated for MTC and followed in two tertiary hospitals in the c...

ea0026p485 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2011

Very low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma: where to set the limits?

Martinho M , Azevedo T , Martins T , Cunha N , Rascao M J , Oliveira C , Neto J , Oliveira S , Gilde P , Neves A , Gomes I , Cruz C , Valido F , Campos B , Rodrigues F

Currently there is no widely accepted definition of very low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Although unifocal microcarcinomas without extrathyroidal extension and no local or distant metastases have been recognized as having an excellent overall prognosis the threshold for such a favourable clinical behaviour remains controversial. The study aim was to identify the clinicopathological characteristics of T1 tumours (≤2 cm) presenting a very low-risk of mortality ...