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ea0041ep594 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2016

Sentinel lymph node biopsy in medullary thyroid microcarcinoma using methylene blue dye mapping – a pilot study

Dzodic Radan , Santrac Nada , Goran Merima , Buta Marko , Djurisic Igor , Pupic Gordana , Zivkovic Ognjen , Markovic Ivan

Introduction: Serum calcitonin level (sCT) is a precise marker for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). However, lymph node (LN) metastases can be found in lower sCT, as well, and preoperative ultrasound may provide false negative findings on regional LNs. The aim was to present original technique of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy of jugulo-carotid regions, after methylene blue dye mapping procedure, and its usefulness for selection of clinically N0 patients with MTC for modif...