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Table 5 Correlation between duration of the operation and each of the variables used for score calculation

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

  Operative times
≤ 95 min (83 pts)
Operative times
>  95 min (81 pts)
p value
Sex    0.055
 ▪ Female 73 62  
 ▪ Male 10 19  
BMI (Kg/m2)    0.009
 ▪ <  30 73 58  
 ▪ ≥ 30 10 23  
Neck length (cm)    0.96
 ▪ ≥ 6 cm 76 74  
 ▪ <  6 cm 7 7  
Neck extensibility    0.14
 ▪ Normal 76 68  
 ▪ Reduced 7 13  
Thyroid volume    0.0016
 ▪ ≤ 80 ml 74 56  
 ▪ >  80 ml 9 25  
Hypervascularization    0.012
 ▪ No 66 50  
 ▪ Yes 17 31  
Thyroiditis    0.95
 ▪ No 56 55  
 ▪ Yes 27 26