Il microcarcinoma tiroideo nelle tireopatie benigne


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Mario Costanzo, Laura Antonella Maria Caruso, Davide Carmelo Messina, Annunziata Cavallaro, Antonino Palumbo, Alessia Marziani, Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2005; 76: 119-122

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INTRODUCTION: Thyroid microcarcinoma is a malignant thyroid tumor with potential multifocality and a maximum of
1 cm of diameter. This carcinoma has been discovered more frequently like incidentaloma.
AIM OF THE STUDY: To appraise the incidence of MCT in the benign thyroid diseases and the advantages offered from
the total thyroidectomy, performed for benign diffused thyroid diseases, which surgical treatment “therapeutic” performed
for these malignant tumors.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 600 patients operated with total thyroidectomy for benign thyroid
disease, admitted from 1999 to 2003.
RESULTS: All patients were alive and free of disease at last control.
DISCUSSION: The MCT is a carcinoma that presents frequently a behavior little malignant and a good prognosis. His
principal characteristic is the absence of clinical demonstrations. Therefore his discovery, almost always accidental on a
thyroid removed for other pathology, it has signaled by histologic study.
CONCLUSIONS: Thyroid microcarcinoma is a slow growing tumor, with a good prognosis and with a good disease-free
survival. It can present a better aggressiveness for his multifocal localization and invasion. Therefore total thyroidectomy
can be considered best treatment and also be surgical treatment oncologically correct for this tumor.