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Table 2 Demographics of patients with papillary thyroid cancer with and without Delphian lymph nodes

From: Experience and analysis of Delphian lymph node metastasis in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

  Delphian lymph node existence P-value
  Present (n =308) Absent (n =105)  
Age 46.6 ± 10.9 (18 to 75) 50.0 ± 11.8 (26 to 74) 0.346
<45 133 (43.2%) 35 (33.3%)
≥45 175 (56.8%) 70 (66.7%)
Sex (F/M) 263/45 90/15 0.926
Multifocality 1.15 (1 to 11) 1.03 (1 to 7) 0.534
Tumor size (mm) 11.37 ± 7.39 (0.5 to 58) 11.43 ± 9.44 (1.5 to 80) 0.864
≤1 161 (52.3%) 60 (58.3%)
>1 147 (47.7%) 45 (42.9%)
Thyroditis    0.052
Present 106 (34.4%) 25 (23.8%)
Absent 202 (65.6%) 80 (76.2%)
Lymphovascular invasion    0.776
Present 62 (20.1%) 19 (18.1%)
Absent 246 (79.9%) 86 (81.9%)
Capsule invasion    0.479
Present 184 (59.7%) 57 (54.3%)
Absent 124 (40.3%) 48 (45.7%)
Central metastasis    0.305
Present 140 (45.5%) 42 (40.0%)
Absent 168 (54.5%) 63 (60.0%)
Mean no. of central nodes removed 12.08 (0-35) 8.83 (1-51) 0.097
Mean no. of central node metastases 2.02 (0-25) 1.25 (0-8) 0.001
Lateral metastasis    0.098
Present 51 (16.2%) 10 (9.5%)
Absent 257 (83.8%) 95 (90.5%)
Mean no. of lateral nodes removed 19.16 (1 to 59) 23.85 (3 to 71) 0.812
Mean no. of lateral node metastases 5.0 (0 to 36) 3.54 (0 to 9) 0.232