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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Pattern of lateral neck metastases in N0 papillary thyroid carcinoma

Characteristics No. Patients (%)
Number of patients 131
Sex  
   Male 29 (22)
   Female 102 (78)
Average age (range) 38.3 y (12-67 y)
Tumor size  
   10mm ≤ T ≤ 20mm 87 (66)
   20mm < T ≤ 40mm 30 (23)
   >40mm 8 (6)
   Unknown 6 (5)
Surgical procedure  
   Total thyroidectomy 126 (96)
   Lobectomy 5 (4)
Lymph node dissection  
   Unilateral 122 (93)
   Bilateral 9 (7)