J Endocr Surg.  2019 Sep;19(3):76-84. 10.16956/jes.2019.19.3.76.

Association between BRAF(V600E) Mutations and Clinicopathological Features of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma (PTMC)

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. khnam@yuhs.ac

Abstract

PURPOSE
In this study, the relationship between the BRAF(V600E) mutation and the clinicopathological features of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) was examined in a single center.
METHODS
From January 2011 to December 2012, a total of 911 patients with PTMC who underwent thyroidectomy at Severance Hospital, Korea were enrolled in this study. The status of BRAF(V600E) mutation was assessed in thyroid fine-needle aspiration specimens by real-time polymerase chain reaction amplification prior to thyroidectomy. The associations between BRAF(V600E) mutation status and clinicopathological features of PTMC were examined.
RESULTS
The overall prevalence of the BRAF(V600E) mutations was 78.8% (717/911). Chi-square analysis revealed that BRAF(V600E) mutations were significantly associated with the male sex, lateral neck node metastasis, and several risk factors. And the age, tumor size, extent of surgery, multiplicity, bilaterality, central node metastasis, and distant metastasis were not associated with BRAF(V600E) mutation. Multivariate analysis showed that capsular invasion and lateral neck node metastasis were significantly associated with BRAF(V600E) mutations. In particular, lateral neck node metastasis showed negative correlation with BRAF(V600E) mutations. And the recurrence rate and disease-free survival were not associated with BRAF(V600E) mutation status.
CONCLUSION
BRAF(V600E) mutations in PTMC was associated with presence of capsular invasion and absence of lateral neck node metastasis. However, BRAF(V600E) mutations could not serve as a prognostic factor that affected the recurrence of PTMC in our study.

Keyword

Papillary thyroid cancer; Mutation; Prognosis

MeSH Terms

Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Disease-Free Survival
Humans
Korea
Male
Multivariate Analysis
Neck
Neoplasm Metastasis
Prevalence
Prognosis
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Recurrence
Risk Factors
Thyroid Gland*
Thyroidectomy
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