Do medullary thyroid carcinoma patients with high calcitonin require bilateral neck lymph node clearance? A case report
Feng-Jiao Gan, Tie Zhou, Shun Wu, Meng-Xi Xu, Su-Hong Sun, Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi 563000, Guizhou Province, China
Author contributions: Feng-Jiao Gan and Su-Hong Sun put forward the concept and wrote the reply to reviewers’ opinions; Feng-Jiao Gan verified the data, provided data resources, organized the data, and wrote the first draft; Tie Zhou and Shun Wu performed the experiments; Feng-Jiao Gan, Tie Zhou, Shun Wu, Meng-Xi Xu, and Su-Hong Sun supervised the study, managed the project, and obtained funding; all authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81860469; Zunyi Science and Technology Bureau, China, ZunShi KeHe HZ (2019) No. 85; Honghuagang District Science and Technology Bureau of Zunyi City, China, ZunHong KeHe Shezi (2018) No. 12.
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Corresponding author: Su-Hong Sun, MD, Professor, Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, No. 149 Dalian Road, Zunyi 563000, Guizhou Province, China, email@example.com
Received: August 13, 2020
Peer-review started: August 13, 2020
First decision: August 21, 2020
Revised: August 24, 2020
Accepted: October 26, 2020
Article in press: October 26, 2020
Published online: February 26, 2021