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Table 4 Recurrence rate and clinicopathological findings of patient stratified for different ages

From: The role of prophylactic central compartment lymph node dissection in elderly patients with differentiated thyroid cancer: a multicentric study

  Age 65–74 (n = 298) Age 75+ (n = 73) p Value
Central neck recurrence 12 (4%) 6 (8.2%) 0.135
Lateral recurrence 11 (3.6%) 4 (5.4%) 0.486
Histologic Features:
 • Mean tumor size (mm) 17 ± 11 22 ± 5 0.513
 • Microcarcinoma 98 (32.8%) 16 (21.9%) 0.068
 • Unifocal 276 (92.6%) 62 (84.9%) < 0,001*
 • Multifocal 22 (7.3%) 11 (15%) < 0,001*
pTNM stage
 • I 280 (93.9%) 54 (73.9%) < 0.001*
 • II 15 (5%) 12 (16.4%) < 0.001*
 • III 3 (1%) 7 (9.5%) < 0.001*
Complications (All patients)
 • Temporary hypoparathyroidism 34 (11.4%) 18 (24.6%) 0.003*
 • Permanent hypoparathyroidism 1 (0.33%) 2 (2.7%) 0.039*
 • Recurrent nerve injury 6 (2%) 7 (9.5%) 0.001*
Complications (Group A - TT)
 • Temporary hypoparathyroidism 12/152 (7,8%) 6/32 (18,7%) 0.060
 • Permanent hypoparathyroidism 0/152 (0%) 0/32 (0%) NA
 • Recurrent nerve injury 2/152 (1,3%) 3/32 (9,7%) 0.010*
Complications (Group B – TT+ PCLD)
 • Temporary hypoparathyroidism 22/146 (15%) 12/41 (29,2%) 0.037
 • Permanent hypoparathyroidism 1/146 (0,6%) 2/41 (4,8%) 0.059
 • Recurrent nerve injury 4/146 (2,7%) 4/41 (9,7%) 0.049*
  1. *Statistically significant