Super-radical surgery for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma: A large cohort study using the anaplastic thyroid carcinoma research consortium of Japan database

Iwao Sugitani, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Masashi Sugasawa, Masayuki Tori, Takuya Higashiyama, Masakazu Miyazaki, Hiroshi Hosoi, Yorihisa Orita, Hiroya Kitano

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Abstract

Background. The consequences of super-radical resection in patients with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) have not been fully investigated. Methods. This retrospective study used the multicenter ATC Research Consortium of Japan database. Among 233 stage IVB patients, 23 underwent super-radical resection (group S). Outcomes for group S were compared to those for patients with restricted curative surgery (group R; n = 49), palliative surgery (group P; n = 72) or no surgery (group N; n = 80). Results. One-year cause-specific survival rate for group S was 33%. It was identical to group R (p =.94) and significantly better than groups N and P (p =.0065). Permanent tracheostomy was significantly more frequent in group S than in other groups, but only 5 patients died directly from local disease. Conclusions. Radical resection offers significantly better outcomes than limited surgery. Super-radical procedures may be indicated in select patients to avoid mortality due to locally uncontrolled disease at the expense of tracheostomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-333
Number of pages6
JournalHead and Neck
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anaplastic thyroid carcinoma
  • multicenter registry
  • prognostic factor
  • quality of life
  • super-radical surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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