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Table 11 Relation between tumor location and the sites of skip metastasis

From: Risk factor analysis for predicting cervical lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma: a study of 966 patients

Tumor location The site of skip metastasis χ 2 P value
Level II Level III Level IV Level V
      6.689 0.674
Upper 1/3 of the lobe (n = 22 cases) 15 10 11 3   
Middle 1/3 of the lobe (n = 2 cases) 1 1 2 1   
Lower 1/3 of the lobe (n = 8 cases) 1 2 4 2   
Isthmus (n = 4 cases) 1 1 3 1