Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most
prevalent histologic subtype of thyroid cancer
accounting for more than 80% of all cases. A single size
threshold of 4 cm maximized prognostic discrimination
with tumors >4 cm associated with a five times higher
risk of recurrence than those ≤4 cm. The purpose of this
present study was to determine an effective treatment
strategy for patients with small unilateral papillary
thyroid carcinoma in a low risk group below tumor size
≤ 4 cm.
Keywords : Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma, HemiThyroidectomy, Size, Recurrence.