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Surgical Methods for Radioiodine Refractory Thyroid Cancer

Other Title
방사성 요오드 저항성 갑상선암에서 수술적 치료의 역할
Authors
서, 수한 | 이, 정훈  | 소, 의영
Citation
Korean Journal of Endocrine Surgery, 13(1). : 1-7, 2013
Journal Title
Korean Journal of Endocrine Surgery
ISSN
1598-17032287-6782
Abstract
Most patients with thyroid cancer (of follicular cell origin) are successfully managed with a combination of surgery, radioactive iodine (131I-RAI), and suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone with thyroid hormone replacement, obtaining survival rates approaching 90% at 20 years. Although the prognosis of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is favorable, recurrence occurs in up to 30% patients. In addition, many patients with recurrent or metastatic disease, as well as those with less differentiated tumors, will have a much poorer prognosis and lose their ability to concentrate functional iodine and are therefore not targeted by 131I-RAI therapy. There are many treatment options but no definitive treatment for radioiodine refractory thyroid cancer. This paper will discuss the roles of surgical treatment for patients with radioiodine refractory thyroid cancer.
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소, 의영  |  이, 정훈
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