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Table 2 Demographic and pathophysiological characteristics of the population and overall score

From: May predictors of difficulty in thyroid surgery increase the incidence of complications? Prospective study with the proposal of a preoperative score

Period of study
Jan 2015 - July 2017
Number Percentage (%)
Patients 164  
Sex
 ▪ Female 135 82.3
 ▪ Male 29 17.7
Age
 ▪ Range 21–79  
 ▪ Average 54.0  
BMI (Kg/m2)
 ▪ <  30 131 79.9
 ▪ ≥ 30 33 20.1
 ▪ Average 26.1  
Neck length (cm)
 ▪ ≥ 6 cm 150 91.5
 ▪ <  6 cm 14 8.5
Neck extensibility (cm)
 ▪ Normal 144 87.8
 ▪ Reduced 20 12.2
Diagnosis
 ▪ Goiter 87 53.0
 ▪ Hyperthyroidism 17 10.4
 ▪ Tir3A 10 6.1
 ▪ Tir3B 30 18.3
 ▪ Tir4 14 8.5
 ▪ Tir5 6 3.7
Thyroid volume (ml)
 ▪ ≤ 80 ml 130 79.3
 ▪ >  80 ml 34 20.7
Hypervascularization
 ▪ No 116 70.7
 ▪ Yes 48 29.3
Thyroiditis
 ▪ No 111 67.7
 ▪ Yes 53 32.3
Overall score level
 ▪ Low 115 70.1
 ▪ Medium 19 11.6
 ▪ High 30 18.3