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Table 3 Clinicopathologic characteristics of the patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (n = 128)

From: Endoscopic thyroid surgery via a breast approach: a single institution’s experiences

Characteristics   Number
Tumour size (cm)   1.05 ± 0.79
Tumour location Right 56 (43.8%)
  Left 52 (40.6%)
  Isthmus 7 (5.5%)
  Bilateral 12 (9.4%)
Capsule invasion   26 (21.3%)
Extrathyroidal extension   6 (4.7%)
Lymphatic invasion   22 (20.0%)
Multiplicity   22 (17.2%)
Central lymph node metastasis   76 (59.4%)
Retrieved central lymph nodes   6.15 ± 4.90 (range 1-26)
Metastatic central lymph nodes   3.53 ± 2.78 (range 1-16)
TNM stage I 106 (92.2%)
  II 0
  III 9 (7.8%)
Mean follow-up period (months)   54.0 ± 35.7 (range 6-160)