br In conclusion the incidence of total thyroidectomy has no
In conclusion, the incidence of total thyroidectomy has not decreased despite evidence of equivalency with thyroid lobectomy and recommendations from the ATA encouraging thyroid lobec-tomy for PTC patients with smaller tumors. Further research is warranted to explore reasons for the lack of change in clinical surgical practice. As clinical behavior commonly lags behind new professional recommendations, ongoing population-based studies are also needed to monitor for future changes in practice.
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