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Table 1 Clinicopathologic characteristics of 243 patients who underwent total thyroidectomy and cervical lymph node dissection

From: Clinical predictors of right upper paraesophageal lymph node metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma

Variables   Results(n = 243)
Age <45 88(36.2%)
  ≥45 155(63.8%)
Gender Male 43(17.7%)
  Female 200(82.3%)
Tumor size <1 cm 128(52.7%)
  ≥1 cm 115(47.3%)
Tumor location Left 78(32.1%)
  Right 101(41.6%)
  Isthmus 6(2.4%)
  Both 58(23.9%)
 Solitary lesion Upper 37(15.2%)
  Middle 81(33.3%)
  Lower 43(17.7%)
  Isthmus 6(2.5%)
 Multifocal lesion Both lobes 58(23.9%)
  Affected lobe 14(5.8%)
Multiplicity (−) 160(65.8%)
  (+) 83(34.2%)
Extrathyroidal extension (−) 101(41.6%)
  (+) 142(58.4%)
Node metastasis (−) 123(50.6%)
  (+) 120(49.4%)
Right upper paraesophageal metastasis (−) 229(94.2%)
  (+) 14(5.8%)
Retrieved central lymph nodes Mean(95%CIa) 8.3210(7.6611-8.9808)
Metastatic central lymph nodes Mean(95%CIa) 1.5556(1.2071-1.9040)
Retrieved lateral lymph nodes Mean(95%CIa) 19.8333(17.2426-22.4241)
Metastatic lateral lymph nodes Mean(95%CIa) 1.9167(1.3089-2.5244)
  1. aCI: confidence interval.