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Table 1 Patient demographics and tumor characteristics ( n= 72)

From: Optimal surgical extent of lateral and central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma located in one lobe with clinical lateral lymph node metastasis

Characteristics Number of patients (%)
Gender Male:female = 21 (29.2%):51 (70.8%)
Age 43.8 ± 14.2 years (range 15–80 years)
Size 21.8 ± 13.1 mm (range 4–65 mm)
Location of tumor
 Upper third 18 (25%)
 Lower two-thirds 54 (75%)
Multifocality of tumor 23 (31/9%)
Minimal extrathyroidal extension 50 (69.4%)
Maximal extrathyroidal extension 11 (15.3%)
Lymphovascular invasion 37 (50.7%)
T classification
 T1 14 (19.4%)
 T2 7 (9.7%)
 T3 46 (63.9%)
 T4 5 (6.9%)
N classification
 N1b 72 (100%)
TNM stage
 Stage I 38 (52.8%)
 Stage IVA 34 (47.2%)