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Neck Cryosurgery. Experimental and Clinical Experience for the Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

  • Shigeo Tanaka

Abstract

Papillary cancer of the thyroid gland is generally gentle in nature, growing very slowly or even remaining in a stationary state for a long period of time, and it is not rare to see long survival. However, in our experience, once the tumor starts its rapid growth, one can hardly control the disease by conventional means, particularly large, necrotizing and bleeding tumors with intractable pain and compression symptoms owing to the tumor.

Keywords

Thyroid Cancer Common Carotid Artery Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Healthy Skin Intractable Pain 
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