Column 19. How Long Should Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Be Followed After Surgery?

  • Minoru Fujimori
  • Hisato Hara
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui


Observation after surgery for differentiated thyroid carcinoma should be performed as long as possible, e.g., 10 years at minimum and over 20 years if possible.


Public Health Western Country Thyroid Carcinoma Difficult Problem Entire Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Fujimori
    • 1
  • Hisato Hara
    • 2
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Breast SurgeryTokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical CenterAmimachi, InashikigunJapan
  2. 2.Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Clinical Science, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Thoracic and Thyroid SurgeryTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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