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Table 1 Patients’ demographics

From: Should level V be included in lateral neck dissection in treating papillary thyroid carcinoma?

Variable Value Ratio (%)
Gender Male 140 42.4
  Female 190 57.6
Age (years) <45 243 73.6
  ≥45 87 26.4
Locationa left lobe 120 36.4
  right lobe 152 46.1
  whole thyroid 58 17.5
Lesion solitary lesion 248 75.2
  multifocal lesion 82 24.8
Intact capsuleb Yes 292 88.5
  No 38 11.5
Gross Ex Yes 39 11.8
  No 291 88.2
Tumor size (cm) ≤1 56 17.0
  >1, ≤ 2 140 42.4
  >2, ≤ 4 117 35.5
  >4 17 5.2
Local recurrences Yes 40 12.1
  No 290 87.9
Distant metastases Yes 11 3.3
  No 319 96.7
Death Yes 14 4.2
  No 316 95.8
  1. aThe site of primary papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).
  2. bIntact capsule means that tumor have not extended through its capsule.
  3. Gross Ex, gross extrathyroidal extension.