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Table 1 Patient and tumor characteristics in patients with low transverse lateral incision and hockey stick incision

From: Low transverse incision for lateral neck dissection in patients with papillary thyroid cancer: improved cosmesis

Parameter Transverse Incision group n = 62 Hockey stick Incision group n = 35 P value
Age 47.2 ± 13.3 46.7 ± 14.6 .866
Gender
 Female 41/62 (66.1%) 22/35 (62.9%) .826
Size of tumor (mm) 19.3 ± 13.5 24.1 ± 16.5 .129
Multiplicity of tumor 33/62 (53.2%) 12/35 (34.3%) .091
Bilaterality of tumor 20/62 (32.3%) 11/35 (31.4%) .560
Minimal ETE 30/62 (48.4%) 19/35 (54.3%) .674
Lymphovascular invasion 28/62 (45.2%) 22/35 (62.9%) .138
T classification    .194
 T1 18 (29.0%) 5 (14.3%)  
 T2 2 (3.2%) 4 (11.4%)  
 T3 41 (66.1%) 24 (68.6%)  
 T4 1 (1.6%) 2 (5.7%)  
N classification    NA
 N1b 62 (100%) 35 (100%)  
TNM stage    .503
 I 29 (47.5%) 17 (48.6%)  
 II 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
 III 31 (50.8%) 16 (45.7%)  
 IV 1 (1.6%) 2 (5.7%)  
  1. ETE extrathyroidal extension, NA not applicable