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Table 3 The effect of subsequent surgery, following primary tumor excision and/or neck dissection, on thyroid disorders in head and neck cancer patients

From: Subsequent thyroid disorders associated with treatment strategy in head and neck cancer patients: a nationwide cohort study

  PTE + ND PTE
No re-surgery
(n = 5284)
Re-surgery
(n = 2176)
No Re-surgery
(n = 3026)
Re-surgery
(n = 704)
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Thyroid disorders 81 (1.53) 41 (1.88) 39 (1.29) 11 (1.56)
Crude HR 1 1.11 (0.76–1.62) 1 1.05 (0.54–2.04)
Adjusted HR 1 1.06 (0.72–1.55) 1 1.11 (0.57–2.17)
CRR 1 1.03 (0.71–1.51) 1 1.23 (0.63–2.41)
  1. PTE primary tumor excision, ND neck dissection, HR hazard ratio, CRR competing risks regression