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Table 1 Clinical and pathological characteristics of the patient groups

From: Validity of multiplex biomarker model of 6 genes for the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules

Characteristics Thyroid cancer n = 44 Benign nodule n = 61
Gender   
Male 9 4
Female 35 57
Age at diagnosis   
Mean ± SD 55 ± 17 54 ± 15
Median (range) 55 (24-83) 57 (25-83)
Family history of cancer 37 49
TSH level μIU/mL   
Mean ± SD 2,31 ± 1,41 0,87 ± 0,74
Median (range) 1,32 (1,1-4,34) 0,75 (0,004-2,43)
US criteria   
Hipoechogenic nodule 9 14
No Halozones 0 1
Irregular frontier (non-homogenic) 6 14
Microcalcinates 4 9
Nodules > 3 cm 5 19
Central vascularization 3 3
Retrosternal 1 7
Swollen lymph nodes 2 0
No data 18 8
Histopathology   
PTC 33  
FTC 3  
MTC 5  
ATC 3  
FA   61