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Table 3 Histopathological characteristics according to ATA guidelines in the subgroup patients with pre-operative indeterminate or positive cytology for malignant disease

From: Impact of the new guidelines of the American Thyroid Association on the treatment of the differentiated thyroid tumor in an Italian center with medium-high volume thyroid surgery

All patients (2014–2016) 28/197 (14.2%)
Nodules ≤1 cm 13/28 (46.4%)
Solitary nodule 3/28 (10.7%)
Age < 40 y 4/28 (14.3%)
No capsule invasion 26/28 (92.9%)
No metastatic lymphadenopaties 26/28 (92.8%)
Radiant therapy 0/28 (0%)
Patients satisfying all ATA parameters for Istmo-lobectomy 1/28 (3.6%)