Management of low-risk papillary thyroid cancer

Nicole M. Iñiguez-Ariza, Juan P. Brito

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The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased, mainly due to the incidental finding of low-risk papillary thyroid cancers (PTC). These malignancies grow slowly, and are unlikely to cause morbidity and mortality. New understanding about the prognosis of tumor features has led to reclassification of many tumors within the low-risk thyroid category, and to the development of a new one "very low-risk tumors." Alternative less aggressive approaches to therapy are now available including active surveillance and minimally invasive interventions. In this narrative review, we have summarized the available evidence for the management of low-risk PTC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • Active surveillance
  • Carcinoma, papillary
  • Ethanol injection
  • Low-risk
  • Micropapillary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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