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A randomized controlled clinical trial. No clear benefit to prophylactic central neck dissection in patients with clinically node negative papillary thyroid cancer. Ann Surg 2020; 272: 496-503.

Published: 20th October 2020

Authors: Sippel RS, Robbins SE, Poehls JL, Pitt SC, Chen H, Leverson G et al.


Sixty patients were included. One third who had central node dissection had microscopic nodal involvement. Oncological outcomes were similar after one year.