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Table 4 Clinical circumstances and ultrasound examinations

From: Unexpected esophageal diseases appeared in thyroid resections

Source location Age (years)/sex Type of surgery (months) a Outcomes Size (cm) Ultrasound Description
Case 1 54/M Anterior cervical 7 5 × 2.3 Solitary, hypoechoic mass R
   Neoplasm biopsy    With hyperechoic foci R
Case 2 50/M Anterior cervical 15 3.4 × 2.5 Solitary, hypoechoic mass  
   Neoplasm biopsy    With hyperechoic foci  
En-dong [3] 61/M Palliative bilateral NT + tracheostomy 11 6.1 × 3.9 Solitary mass, heterogeneous, hypoechoic L
Shuangshoti S et al. 1982 [4] 58/M TT + ipsilateral CL 5 1.5 × 1.5 Solitary mass, NA R
Yamada T et al. 1999 [5] 74/F ST + Bilateral CL NA NA Widespread masses, calcified Not specified
Basu S et al. 2005 [6] 55/F NA NA 6 × 4 Solitary mass, irregular, hypoechoic R
Cumbo-Nacheli G et al. 2007 [7] 32/M NA NA 2.5 × 2.8 Solitary mass, NA R
  1. aFollow-up since diagnosis of intra-thyroid metastases. NA, no data available; NT, near-total thyroidectomy; ST, subtotal thyroidectomy; TT, total thyroidectomy; CL, cervical lymphadenectomy.