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Table 6 Ipsilateral or contralateral central lymph node metastasis in patients with Delphian lymph node metastasis (excluding those that underwent lateral neck node dissection)

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

  Regardless of tumor size Delphian lymph node metastasis P-value Tumor size ≤1 cm Delphian lymph node metastasis P-value
  Present (n = 31) Absent (n = 226)   Present (n = 12) Absent (n = 136)  
Contralateral central LNM 13 (41.9%) 22 (9.7%) 0.001 5 (41.7%) 9 (6.6%) 0.001
Ipsilateral central LNM 12 (38.7%) 40 (17.7%) 2 (16.7%) 20 (14.7%)
Non-central LNM 6 (19.4%)* 164 (72.6%)   5 (41.7%)* 107 (78.7%)  
  1. *Only Delphian lymph node metastasis.