For citations: Romanchishen A.F., Vabalaite K.V. Historical aspects and new directions in thyroid cancer treatment. Golova I Sheya Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2018;6(2):69–72 (in Russian).
A brief history of thyroid cancer studying is presented in the following article. Less known facts in thyroid surgery and oncology and often forgotten priorities of Russian scientists of the XIX and early XX centuries are highlighted. It is noted that today the main discussion issues concerning thyroid cancer diagnosis and treatment are epidemiology, early diagnosis of follicular and medullary thyroid cancer, the use of preventive central lymphadenectomy at T1N0M0, feasibility of radioiodine use for the ablation of thyroid residues at T1N0 and T2N0, choice of the surgical volumes for locally invasive thyroid cancer, and treatment of patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer. The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing throughout the world. There is also an increase in thyroidectomy indications and the addition of central lymphadenectomy. Preference is often given to organ-preserving operations for advanced thyroid tumors. Radioiodine therapy in early thyroid cancer is more rarely utilized. The main directions for Russian endocrine surgery and oncology development are of current interest, which allows for their further international integration and progression.
Key words: thyroid cancer, history of surgery, surgery for thyroid cancer.
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For citations: Romanchishen A.F., Vabalaite K.V. Historical aspects and new directions in thyroid cancer treatment. Golova I Sheya = Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2018;6(2):69–72 (in Russian).
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