Appendix B: Essential Data Fields for Synoptic Reporting on Patients with Thyroid Cancer

Appendix B: Essential Data Fields for Synoptic Reporting on Patients with Thyroid Cancer

Preoperative Prognostic Indicators
 

FNA results

 

Preoperative TNM stage

 

Known nodal or distant metastasis

 

Age of patient

Intraoperative course and anatomic findings
 

Name of operation

 

Description of gross extrathyroidal cancer extension or invasion

 

Completeness of resection: suspected gross or microscopic residual thyroid cancer

 

Extent of thyroid gland resection with details of suspected residual gross or microscopic thyroid tissue

 

Description and resection of lymph nodes by compartment

 

Other: laterality of dissection, resection of other tissues or structures, laryngeal nerve management, results of PTH monitoring

Immediate recuperation
 

Type of anesthesia

 

Voice or breathing issues

 

Parathyroid or calcium problems

 

Management of T4/T3

 

Other issues

Final staging
 

Final histology

 

Cancer size (cm)

 

Microscopic invasion

 

Histologic metastasis

 

Estimates of risk of recurrence and disease specific mortality

 

Molecular marker status

 

Aftercare plan