Article Abstract

Metastatic lymph node characteristics predicting prognosis of papillary thyroid cancer patients

Authors: Min-Ji Jeon, Young-Kee Shong

Abstract

Metastases to cervical lymph nodes (LNs) in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) are common and associated with up to 80% of PTC patients (1). Cervical LN metastasis itself has been known as a risk factor for recurrent/persistent disease and PTC with lateral cervical LN metastasis has a worse prognosis than that with central neck LN metastasis (2,3).