International Journal of Thyroidology

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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Clinicopathological characteristics of patients

Characteristic Group 1 (n=240) Group 2 (n=22) p value
Age (yr) 45.0±8.9 43.8±8.1 0.520
Gender 0.086
Female 227 (94.6) 21 (95.5)
Male 13 (5.4) 1 (4.5)
Dominant lobe 0.401
Right 131 (54.6) 14 (63.6)
Left 108 (45) 8 (36.4)
Isthmus 1 (0.4) 0
Tumor location 0.339
Upper 32 (13.3) 7 (31.8)
Middle 170 (70.8) 10 (45.5)
Lower 38 (15.8) 5 (22.7)
Multifocality 38 (15.8) 7 (31.8) 0.074
Contralateral nodule 15 (6.3) 1 (4.5) NA
Lymphocytic thyroiditis 51 (21.3) 1 (4.5) 0.089
Tumor size (mm) 5.8±2.4 5.9±2.4 0.774
T1a* 240 (100) 22 (100) NA
N1a 10 (4.2) 1 (4.5) NA
CND 158 (65.8) 15 (68.2) 0.824
Minimal ETE 124 (51.7) 16 (72.7) 0.058
Number of performed US (≤5 yr) 4.7±0.8 5.1±1.2 0.065
Number of performed US (>5 yr) 5.6±1.3 7.0±1.9 0.002
Shortened US interval 37 (15.4) 15 (68.2) <0.001
Total number of performed US 10.3±1.5 12.1±2.1 <0.001
Interval between last US and 1st operation (month) 132.0±12.2 (121-180) 138.0±10.6 (120-159) 0.027

*T1a tumor ≤1 cm in greatest dimension.

N1a metastasis to level VI or VII lymph nodes.

Values are presents as mean±standard deviation or number (%).

CND: central neck dissection, ETE: extrathyroidal extension, LN: lymph node, NA: not applicable, US: ultrasonography

Int J Thyroidol 2020;13:142-9 https://doi.org/10.11106/ijt.2020.13.2.142
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