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Table 4 Univariate analysis results for skip metastasis (203 patients)

From: Skip metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma is difficult to predict in clinical practice

Characteristics Skip negative Skip positive Total Skip rate(%) p-value
Gender Female 128 24 152 15.79 0.483
Male 45 6 51 11.76  
Age(year) ≤25 19 0 19 0 0.065
25–35 36 5 41 12.2  
35–45 54 10 64 15.63  
45–55 41 8 49 16.33  
55–65 13 6 19 31.58  
>65 10 1 11 9.09  
Age(year) ≤45 109 15 124 12.1 0.177
>45 64 15 79 18.99  
Size(cm) ≤0.5 4 6 10 60 0.001*
0.5–1 39 5 44 11.36  
1–1.5 35 5 40 12.5  
1.5–2 26 6 32 18.75  
>2 69 8 77 10.39  
Tumor Spread Absent 132 27 159 16.98 0.147
Present 41 3 44 6.82  
Psammoma bodies Absent 166 29 195 14.87 1
Present 7 1 8 12.5  
Multifocality Single 151 28 179 15.64 0.541
Multi 22 2 24 8.33  
ETE None 109 18 127 14.17 0.753
ETE 64 12 76 15.79  
Location Upper 80 19 99 19.19 0.387
Middle 56 7 63 11.11  
Inferior 18 2 20 10.00  
Whole 19 2 21 9.52  
Location Upper Upper 80 19 99 19.19 0.084
None 93 11 104 10.58  
  1. *symbol for p < 0.05; ETE extrathyroid extension, CLNM central lymph node metastases, LLNM lateral lymph node metastasis