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Table 2 Differences of thyroid papillary cancer parameters in time periods of study

From: The rising trend of papillary carcinoma in thyroidectomies: 14-years of experience in a referral center of Turkey

  Papillary Micropapillary
Parameter 1996–2002 2003–2009 P 1996–2002 2003–2009 P
N 23 36 NS 18 106 0.001
Age 46.3 ± 3.2 45.2 ± 2.5 NS 45.7 ± 2.7 43.5 ± 3.9 NS
Gender       
Male 6 10 NS 6 20 0.031
Female 17 26 NS 12 86 0.001
Tumor size (cm)a       
T 2.5 ± 0.8 1.9 ± 0.6 NS 0.7 ± 0.2 0.6 ± 0.1 NS
Nodal metastasis       
N 8 11 NS 0 1 NS
Distant metastasis 0 0 NS 0 0 NS
Multicentric disease 5 8 NS 6 23 0.015
Subtype       
Classical 11 16 NS    
Follicular 10 17 NS    
Others 2 3 NS    
  1. aCentimeter.