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Table 8 Analysis about the tumor location and lateral lymph node metastasis

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

Tumor location lateral lymph node metastasis Positive rate χ 2 P value
No Yes
     11.423 0.022
Upper 1/3 of the lobe 38 57 60.0%   
Middle 1/3 of the lobe 34 20 37.0%   
Lower 1/3 of the lobe 47 29 38.2%   
Isthmus 14 13 48.1%   
Whole 9 11 5.5%