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Table 3 Changes in cosmetic score and symptom score of TNs at baseline and the last follow-up

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

  Small 5 ml (n = 38) Medium 5.1–13 ml (n = 86) Intermediate 13.1–30 ml (n = 43) Large >30 ml (n = 27)
  Cosmetic score Symptom score Cosmetic score Symptom score Cosmetic score Symptom score Cosmetic score Symptom score
Baselinea 1.5 ± 0.5 0 ± 0 2.0 ± 0.6 0 ± 0 2.7 ± 0.7 3.8 ± 2.1 3.2 ± 0.7 7.1 ± 1.8
Last follow-up visitb 1.0 ± 0c 0 ± 0 1.2 ± 0.4c 0 ± 0 1.5 ± 0.4c 0.7 ± 0.5c 1.7 ± 0.5c 0.9 ± 0.6c
  1. TNs thyroid nodules
  2. aThe cosmetic score and symptom score assessed before ablation
  3. bThe cosmetic score and symptom score assessed at the last follow-up visit
  4. c< .05