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Table 2 Pathology of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas and Tg in group A and B

From: Cervical masses as manifestation of papillary thyroid carcinomas ≤10 mm in diameter, in patients with unknown thyroid disease

Patients characteristics Group A, n = 24 Group B, n = 30 P
Mean age (years) 39.96 ± 13.91 47.17 ± 13.17 0.050
Mean tumor size * (mm) 7.71 ± 2.49 5.30 ± 2.67 0.001
% multifocality 10/24 (41.7%) 0/30 (0%) 0.000
% extrathyroid extension 4/24 (16.6%) 0/30 (0%) 0.000
% lymph nodes metastases 24/24 (100%) 0/30 (0%) 0.000
Tg **(ng/ml)    
   range 0.3 – 2630 0.3 – 1.0  
   median 8.2 0.75  
  1. * In the cases with multifocal disease we have calculated only the maximum tumor size. ** Postoperative thyroglobulin on stopping LT4