Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
GONZALEZ FERNANDEZ, Ramón; INFANTE AMOROS, Adalberto; LOPEZ SOTO, María Victoria and DE DIOS VIDAL, José M. Protocol of diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2004, vol.43, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
In this paper, the management of patients with thyroid cancer is dealt with taking into account the use of the diagnostic tools and, in particular, the importance of the use of fine-needle aspiration biopsy for the early diagnosis. In the last decades, there have been more conservative criteria regarding the sufficiency in the extension of surgery in the well differentiated cancers, motivated by the greater knowledge of tumor biology, the development of immunohistochemical tests, adjuvant treatment and a closer follow-up. This has led to the appearance of certain controversial criteria. A protocol of diagnosis and treatmemt is exposed taking into consideration an adequate staging and definition of the risk groups, an important and novel parameter in this entity
Keywords : Thyroid cancer; diagnostic tools; early diagnosis.