Журнал заболеваний щитовидной железы и терапии

Журнал заболеваний щитовидной железы и терапии
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ISSN: 2167-7948


Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Tooba Mahmud Gauhar, Abhiseck Chaudary, Hafiz Mohammad Asif Maqboo, Asad Azim, Ameer Afzal, Khalid Masud Alam, Ashfaq Ahmed and Khwaja Mohammad Azim

Introduction: Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common form of thyroid malignancy. Numerous clinicopathologic studies have documented its generally indolent clinical course and excellent overall prognosis. However older patients have more aggressive disease with a worse prognosis.

Material and Methods: A retrospective study was done, including all the patients who had presented to our department East Surgical ward of Mayo hospital, in Lahore during 8 years period from October 2006 to November 2013 with papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Results: There were 30 male and 100 female patients, resulting in a male to female ratio of 1:3.33. The range was from 13 to 83 years, and the mean was 40 years. All the patients presented initially with clinically evident disease in the neck. This was located within the thyroid gland in 72 (67.2%), in the thyroid gland plus cervical nodes in 54 (41.5%), and in the cervical nodes only in 1 (0.76%).

Conclusion: Total thyroidectomy followed by RAI therapy is the treatment of choice for primary and recurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma.