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Table 3 Clinical parameters in multiple PTC patients in the presence or absence of lymph node metastasis

From: BRAFV600E status and clinical characteristics in solitary and multiple papillary thyroid carcinoma: experience of 512 cases at a clinical center in China

Lymph node metastasis Yes No P value
Number 74 (54.4%) 62 (45.6%)  
Age (years) 41.5 ± 12.2 (9–60) 50.3 ± 14.2 (18–75) 0.028
Tumor diameter (mm) 2.08 ± 1.51 1.13 ± 1.36 0.016
Extrathyroidal invasion 26 (35.1%) 9 (14.5%) 0.005
Vascular invasion 13 (17.6%) 2 (3.2%) 0.007
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 23 (31.1%) 13 (21.0%) 0.128
Distant metastasis 6 (8.1%) 0 (0%) 0.024