However, in the scenario described above, identification of focal papillary microcarcinoma
is essentially a chance phenomenon in a block randomly selected for histologic examination.
Morphological Variants of Papillary Carcinoma (n=44) Variants Number of Cases (%) Classical 23 (52.3) Follicular 05 (11.4) Papillary microcarcinoma
06 (13.6) Solid 02 (4.5) Tall cell 02 (4.5) Encapsulated 01 (2.3) Warthin-like 01 (2.3) Mixed papillary and follicular 04 (9.1) Total 44 Table 2.
The incidence of 'papillary microcarcinoma
' (PTMC), which is defined as papillary thyroid cancer with the diameter smaller than 10 mm, has gradually increased in the last 20 years (1).
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[BRAF.sup.V600E] mutation is a criterion for tumor aggressiveness in papillary microcarcinoma
in some adult studies (28,29).
The 14 patients who had undergone a hemithyroidectomy without completion thyroidectomy had been treated that way because their preoperative histology had indicated a papillary microcarcinoma
of the thyroid: Predicting factors of lateral neck node metastasis.
Braverman, "Thyroid papillary microcarcinoma
: a descriptive and metaanalysis study," European Journal of Endocrinology, vol.
There were no false positive results of malignancy for our FSs while there were two false negatives, one with a papillary microcarcinoma
and the other a follicular carcinoma.
An observation trial without surgical treatment in patients with papillary microcarcinoma
of the thyroid.
Hay, of 535 patients with thyroid papillary microcarcinoma
, median tumor size was 8 mm in diameter.