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Table 3 Clinicopathological variable of contralateral lobe

From: Total thyroidectomy may be more reasonable as initial surgery in unilateral multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a single-center experience

Characteristics Contralateral lobe  
  HT (n = 57) TT (n = 40) p value
PTMC
 Yes 14 2  
 Tumor size (mm) mean ± SD 0.75 ± 0.23 0.21 ± 0.02 0.085
 Microscopic ETE (+) 2 0 0.510
 Multifocal (+) 3 0 0.265
 With chronic thyroiditis (+) 1 0 1.000
 No 42 38 0.037 a
Benign nodule
 Yes 7 10  
 No 50 30 0.105
  1. SD standard deviation, PTMC papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, ETE extrathyroidal extension
  2. aComparison on the PTMC rate in the contralateral lobe between HT and TT