Skip to main content

Table 2 Associations between central lymph node metastasis (CLNM) and clinicopathological characteristics in solitary papillary thyroid microcarcinomas

From: Influence of tumor extent on central lymph node metastasis in solitary papillary thyroid microcarcinomas: a retrospective study of 1092 patients

Parameter CLNM− CLNM+ P value
(n = 792) (n = 300)
Age (years)
 <45 321 (62.6%) 192 (37.4%)  
 ≥45 471 (81.3%) 108 (18.7%) <0.001
Sex
 Male 111 (57.8%) 81 (42.2%)  
 Female 681 (75.7%) 29 (24.3%) <0.001
Size (cm)
 ≤0.5 484 (80.4%) 118 (19.6%)  
 >0.5 308 (62.9%) 182 (37.1%) <0.001
Tumor extent
 Within capsule 533 (76.3%) 166 (23.7%)  
 Capsule invasion 231 (69.0%) 104 (31.0%)  
 Extrathyroidal extension 28 (48.3%) 30 (51.7%) <0.001
Lymphocytic thyroiditis
 Present 104 (80.6%) 25 (19.4%)  
 Absent 688 (71.4%) 275 (28.6%) 0.028
Subtype
 Classic 783 (69.2%) 296 (30.8%)  
 Follicular 9 (69.2%) 4 (30.8%) 0.789