August 2013 - Symposium on the management of central compartment lymph node disease

THE ROLE OF LYMPH NODE SURGERY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CENTRAL COMPARTMENT NODAL METASTASIS IN PAPILLARY THYROID CARCINOMA

The following document summarizes a presentation given by A/Prof Mark Sywak at a Clinical Symposium on the management of central compartment lymph node disease. The symposium was held at the recent International Surgical Week, Helsinki FINLAND in August 2013.

The central neck compartment has been clearly defined as the space in the anterior neck which extends from the hyoid bone superiorly, laterally to the carotid arteries and inferiorly to the level of the innominate artery on the right with this same inferior plane extending to the left side.

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