Management of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma

Juan P. Brito, Ian D. Hay

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The worldwide incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing. A third of new thyroid cancer cases are papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTM), which are 1 cm or less. These tumors are mostly indolent with excellent prognosis. Although thyroid surgery is the most common management option for patients with PTM, new management options demand that treatment decisions must be individualized and based on patient's preference, context, and biology. This article describes management options for PTM patients and shared decision-making as a novel method for individualizing care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-213
Number of pages15
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2019


  • Management
  • Microcarcinoma
  • Papillary thyroid cancer
  • Shared decision-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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