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Table 2 Ultrasonographic findings

From: Follicular nodules (Thy3) of the thyroid: is total thyroidectomy the best option?

Variables Benign pathology (162/249) Cancer (87/249) p
Echogenicity (%)    
Hypoechoic 52/162 (32.1%) 54/87 (62.07%) < 0.001
Isoechoic + Hyperechoic 110/162 (67.9%) 33/87 (37.93%)  
Microcalcifications (%)    
Presence 34/162 (20.99%) 25/87 (28.74%) 0.22
Absence 128/162 (79.01%) 62/87 (71.26%)  
CD Vascularization (%)    
CDIII vascularization 88/162 (54.32%) 51/87 (58.62%) 0.60
CD I + II vascularization 74/162 (45.68%) 36/87 (41.38%)  
Margin irregularity (%)    
Presence of irregular margins 13/162 (8.02%) 60/87 (68.97%) < 0.001
Absence 149/162 (91.98%) 27/87 (31.03%)  
  1. In boldface statistically significant data.