The surgical management of medullary thyroid cancer

Alan P B Dackiw

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Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), accounts for approximately 5% to 10% of all thyroid cancers. Significant advances in the understanding of the biology and clinical outcomes of MTC have been made over the last decade, culminating most recently in the publication of treatment guidelines by the American Thyroid Association that follow an evidence-based approach that is summarized in this presentation. Prognosis, genetic testing, surgical technique, and re-operation are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-374
Number of pages10
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010



  • DNA testing
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Prognosis
  • Surgical techniques
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Treatment guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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