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Table 2 High Risk Characteristics of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Patient Population

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

High Risk Feature <5 mm
n = 75(%)
≥ 5mm
n = 57(%)
Total (% of 132) Chi square/Fisher’s
Cancer Bilaterality 6 (8) 2 (4) 8 (6) 0.48
Cancer Multifocality 21(28) 17 (30) 38 (29) 0.97
Extrathyroidal Cancer Extension 0 (0) 6 (11) 6 (5) p = 0.005
Lymph Node Metastases 5 (7) 4 (7) 9 (7) 0.78
Distant Metastases 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (0.7) 0.89
Total 24 29 53