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Table 3 Statistical analysis of factors related to contralateral central compartment lymph node metastasis

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

  P-value
Factors Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Gender 0.363 0.525
Age (45≤) 0.563 0.908
Stage 0.386 0.568
Multiplicity 0.124 0.148
Location of primary tumor (upper third or lower two-thirds) 0.575 0.873
Size of primary tumor 0.198 0.260
Minimal extrathyroidal extension 0.532 0.844
Maximal extrathyroidal extension 0.116 0.064
Lymphovascular invasion 0.107 0.129
Multiple level metastasis (≥2) 0.560 0.882
Ipsilateral central neck metastasis 0.035 0.038
No. of metastatic nodes in the ipsilateral central compartment (≥2) 0.031 0.017