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Table 1 Main characteristics of the study population and clinical data of RFA treated TNs at baseline

From: Patient satisfaction of radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic benign solid thyroid nodules: our experience for 2-year follow up

Parameter Characteristics Result
Sex of patients (n = 103) M/F 36/67a
Age of patients (n = 103)   47.6 ± 11.3 (19–82)b
Location of nodules (n = 194) L 81 (41.7)c
  R 103 (53.1)c
  I 10 (5.2)c
Initial volume of nodules (n = 194) (ml)   21.2 ± 19.7 (1.1–91.1)b
  ≤5 ml (n = 38) 3.7 ± 1.1 (1.1–4.9)b
  5.1–13 ml (n = 86) 7.8 ± 2.6 (5.1–12.8)b
  13.1–30 ml (n = 43) 19.8 ± 4.3 (13.7–28.5)b
  >30 ml (n = 27) 48.6 ± 16.4 (31.5–91.1)b
  1. M male, F female, L left, R right, I isthmus
  2. aNumber of patients
  3. bMeans ± standard deviations, with range in parentheses
  4. cNumber of thyroid nodules, with percentages in parentheses