What is the prognosis of diffuse sclerosing papillary thyroid carcinoma (DSPTC)?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Ponnandai S Somasundar, MD, MPH, FACS; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Diffuse sclerosing papillary thyroid carcinoma (DSPTC) is an uncommon variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. A systematic review and meta-analysis by Vuong et al concluded that DSPTC should be considered a high-risk condition, because it has a high propensity for tumor invasion, metastasis, relapse, and mortality, compared with classic papillary thyroid carcinoma. [36]


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