Article Abstract

Response Letter to Editorials: active surveillance of low-risk papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid

Authors: Akira Miyauchi


Recently, two clinically important editorials related to the management of papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid appeared in Annals of Thyroid. The editorial by Donatini G, Rienzo BD, and Kraimps JL described “The role of active surveillance in low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma” (1). They appropriately introduced that the current increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer in many countries was mostly due to the increase in detection of small papillary carcinoma without an associated increase in thyroid cancer mortality.