The Effect of Positive Surgical Margins After Thyroidectomy on Patient Prognosis in Cases with Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma

  • Gülin Uçmak
  • Burcu Esen Akkaş


The presence of gross/macroscopic positive margins and incomplete resection has long been recognized as significant risk factors for disease recurrence in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). However, this is less clear for patients with microscopic positive margin when other significant risk factors are not present. In this chapter, two cases are presented in order to discuss the impact of microscopically involved surgical margins on disease recurrence.


Surgical margins Differentiated thyroid cancer Prognosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gülin Uçmak
    • 1
  • Burcu Esen Akkaş
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Health Sciences (SBÜ) Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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