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  Year: 2003 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 175-177
  Review Article
  PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY FOR THYROID CARCINOMA
Radan DZODIC, Ivan MARKOVIC, Momcilo INIC, Zorka MILOVANOVIC, Nikola JOVANOVIC
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  Surgery is the initial therapy in thyroid carcinoma. The basic principles of surgical oncology in malignant epithelial tumors have their full improvement in thyroid carcinoma (TC). The surgery is performed on organ of tumor origin and regional lymphatic basins. The aim of surgery in thyroid carcinoma is to eradicate all tumor foci, cure the most number of patients, reduce recurrence and mortality rate, and provide good quality of life. There is no doubt between oncologists that the surgery for thyroid carcinoma has no alternative. The extent of surgery is matter of actual controversies. Surgery is the initial treatment for all differentiated, papillary and follicular, as well as medullary and even anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. It should be performed by well-trained surgeons. The surgery of thyroid gland is the surgery of laryngeal recurrent nerve and parathyroid glands. The extent of primary surgery should be dictated by stage of disease and prognostic factors. The quality of surgery and incidence of complications depends on surgeon's skill and experience. That is why the surgeon is factor of prognosis in treatment of patients with TC.
  Key words: Thyroid Neoplasms; Carcinoma; Surgery; Lymph Node Excision; Thyroidectomy; Surgical Procedures, Operative
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