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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients

From: Video mediastinoscopy-assisted superior mediastinal dissection in the treatment of thyroid carcinoma with mediastinal lymphadenopathy: preliminary results

  MTC (n = 14) PTC (n = 5)
Gender
 Male 8 3
 Female 6 2
Age (y) median (range) 38 (15–65) 54 (29–63)
AJCC stage
 I 1 2
 II 0 3
 IVA 13 0
Frequency of operation
 Initial surgery 3 1
 Reoperation 11 4
Simultaneous operation
 TT + CND 1 0
 TT + CND + LND 4 2
 CND 2 1
 CND + LND 7 2
MLNM
 Yes 9 4
 No 5 1
Outcome
 Disease-free 14 4
 Death 0 1
  1. MTC medullary thyroid carcinoma, PTC papillary thyroid carcinoma, TT total thyroidectomy, CND central lymph node dissection, LND lateral lymph node dissection, MLNM mediastinal lymph node metastasis, ETE extrathyroidal extension