Should the use of neck-ultrasonography be reduced during the follow-up of differentiated thyroid cancer patients with undetectable or low (i.e., < 1 µg/L) thyroglobulin levels and negative thyroglobulin antibody?
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KeywordsDifferentiated thyroid cancer Thyroglobulin Thyroglobulin anti-body Neck ultrasound
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