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Table 9 Relation between tumor location and the sites of 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 The site of lateral lymph node metastasis χ 2 P value
Level II Level III Level IV Level V
      9.621 0.649
Upper 1/3 of the lobe (n = 57 cases) 34 38 36 15   
Middle 1/3 of the lobe (n = 20 cases) 5 10 18 5   
Lower 1/3 of the lobe (n = 29 cases) 8 16 19 5   
Isthmus (n = 13 cases) 3 8 10 2   
Whole (n = 11 cases) 4 7 10 2