Detection of disease recurrence in differentiated thyroid cancer

J. J. Shin, M. Milas

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Thyroid cancer is the most common mali-gnancy of the endocrine system, with an inci-dence that has been increasing for sacrai deca-des. Differentiated thyroid carcinomas, which account for more than 90% of thyroid cancers, are generally indolent tumors with excellent long-term prognosis. However, the recurrence rates of differentiated thyroid cancers are high. In recognitlon of the growing incidence of thyroid cancer and its unfavorable risk of recurrence, several management guidelines have been established in order to effectively dia-gnose and treat initial and recurrent diseases at an early stage. Furthermore, the guidelines ack-nowledge the improvements in diagnostic modalities that have brought about a major paradigm shift in the management of thyroid cancer and surveillance for recurrence. This review will discuss the most current and advanced strategies for detection of recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-116
Number of pages16
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


  • Risk management
  • Thyroglobulin
  • Thyroid neoplasms
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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