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Table 1 Papillary Microcarcinoma Patient and Operative Characteristics

From: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: the significance of high risk features

Patient and operative characteristics < 5mm
n = 75
≥ 5mm
n = 57
Total N = 132 Chi square
Age
 <45 22 26 48 (36%) p = 0.08
 ≥45 53 31 84 (64%)
Gender
 Male 11 16 27 (20%) p = 0.09
 Female 64 41 105 (80%)
Surgery
 Total Thyroidectomy 37 26 63 (48%) p = 0.80
 Thyroid Lobectomy 38 31 69 (52%)
Surgical Indication
 Benign 20 13 33 (25%) p = 0.76
 Malignant 55 44 99 (75%)
  1. Benign pathology included goiter, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, thyroid cyst, hyperplastic nodules, and Hurthe cell adenomas associated with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. Malignant pathology (confirmed or suspected) was based on fine needle aspiration biopsy of nodules or pre-operative imaging. All cases with confirmed malignancy pre-operatively were papillary thyroid cancer