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Table 1 Gray-scale ultrasound performance of central cervical lymph nodes

From: Shear wave elastography in the evaluation of level VI lymph nodes in papillary thyroid carcinoma: combined with gray-scale ultrasound ex vivo

Indexes Pathological Results All patients Patients without Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Number mean ± Sd p Number mean ± Sd p
Long diameter (mm) (+) 17 4.31 ± 1.20 0.739 17 4.31 ± 1.20 0.621
(−) 70 4.43 ± 2.02 56 4.07 ± 1.84
Short diameter (mm) (+) 17 3.01 ± 1.16 0.009 17 3.01 ± 1.16 0.002
(−) 70 2.14 ± 0.81 56 1.93 ± 0.58
S/L ratio (+) 17 0.70 ± 0.21 0.003 17 0.70 ± 0.21 0.003
(−) 70 0.52 ± 0.13 56 0.52 ± 0.14
  1. The pathological result of (+) means metastatic and (−) means non-metastatic. Boldface indicates that p value is statistically significant