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Table 7 The incidence of lateral lymph node metastasis in different sites of lateral cervical compartment

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

The sites of lateral
compartment
Lateral lymph node metastasis Positive rate χ 2 P value
No yes
     123. 60 < 0.001
Level II 122 89 42.2%   < 0.001a, < 0.001b, 0.918c
Level III 70 141 66.8%   < 0.001d, < 0.001e, < 0.001f
Level IV 69 142 67.3%   
Level V 166 45 21.3%   
  1. aLevel II vs. Level III, bLevel II vs. Level IV, cLevel III vs.Level IV, dLevel II vs. Level V,
  2. e Level III vs. Level V, fLevel IV vs. Level V