Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2013, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (4): 373-377.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2013.04.003

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Surgical Therapy of Thyroid Cancer

KANG Wei-ming,ZHU Chang-zhen,TIAN Shu-bo,YU Jian-chun   

  1. Department of General Surgery,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2013-07-03 Online:2013-08-30 Published:2013-08-30
  • Contact: YU Jian-chun Tel:01069152213,
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the Ministry of Health Industry Special Scientific Research Project(201202012)

Abstract: The prevalence of thyroid cancer has shown an upward trend in China in recent years.Advances in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle puncture cytology have improved the accuracy of the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer.Also,the application of endoscopy-assisted techniques and intraoperative nerve monitoring technology and the further understanding of thyroid lymph node metastasis have made the thyroid surgeries safer and less invasive.This article summarizes the recent advances in the surgical therapy of thyroid cancer.

Key words: thyroid cancer, differentiated thyroid carcinoma, surgical therapy