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Table 1 Demographic data

From: Comparison of quality of life between patients undergoing trans-oral endoscopic thyroid surgery and conventional open surgery

CharacteristicsTrans-oral endoscopic thyroidectomyOpen thyroidectomyP -Value
Gender: n (%)
 Male04 (10.5) (95% CI: 4.2–24.1)P > 0.05
 Female32 (100) (95% CI: 89.3–100)34 (89.5) (95% CI: 7.6–95.8)
Age (Mean ± SD; year)38.3 ± 11.3 (95% CI: 34.2–42.4)46.7 ± 10.9 (95% CI: 43.1–50.3)P < 0.05
Pathology: n (%)
 Benign nodule31 (96.9) (95% CI: 84.3–99.5)38 (100) (95% CI: 90.8–100)P > 0.05
 Micropapillary carcinoma1 (3.1) (95% CI: 0.6–15.7)0
Nodule size (Mean ± SD; cm)2.8 ± 1.2 (95% CI: 2.4–3.2)3.4 ± 1.2 (95% CI: 3.0–3.8)P < 0.05
Operative time (Mean ± SD; min)123.8 ± 26.3 (95% CI: 114.3–133.3)84.1 ± 35.5 (95% CI: 72.4–95.8)P < 0.05
Blood loss (Mean ± SD; cc)23.9 ± 46.2 (95% CI: 7.2–40.6)24.2 ± 29.0 (95% CI: 14.7–33.7)P > 0.05
Hospital stay (Mean ± SD; day)3.3 ± 0.7 (95% CI: 3.1–3.6)3.4 ± 0.8 (95% CI: 3.1–3.7)P > 0.05
Complication: n (%)
 Vocal cord paresis3 (9.3) (95% CI: 3.2–24.2)1 (2.6) (95% CI: 0.4–13.4)P > 0.05
 Vocal cord paralysis1 (3.1) (95% CI: 0.6–15.7)1 (2.6) (95%CI: 0.4–13.4)P > 0.05
 Surgical site infection00P > 0.05