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Table 2 Characteristic of the patient’s groups based on TgAb response (N = 76)

From: Clinical outcome of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer and raised antithyroglobulin antibody levels: a retrospective study

Variables Incomplete response
(N = 48, 63.2%)
Excellent response (N = 28, 36.8%) Total
(N = 76)
P-value
aAge (Years) 37.75 ± 14.96 32.21 ± 11.66 35.71 ± 14.01 0.077
Sex (Female) 40 (83.3) 23 (82.1) 63 (82.9) 0.990
$TgAb (baseline) 1071.27 ± 1216.17 99.61 ± 91.29 713.29 ± 1073.55 < 0.001
Surgery
 CCLND (Yes) 41 (85.4) 18 (64.3) 59 (77.6) 0.033
 LLND (Yes) 27 (56.3) 8 (28.6) 35 (46.1) 0.020
Histopathology
 HPE CCLND (Yes) 34 (70.8) 13 (46.4) 47 (61.8) 0.035
 HPLND (Yes) 20 (41.7) 6 (21.4) 26 (34.2) 0.073
 Pathology
  PCT 43 (89.6) 26 (92.8) 69 (90.8) 0.991
  PCT FV 3 (6.3) 2 (7.1) 5 (6.6)
  FCT 1 (2.1) 1 (3.6) 2 (2.6)
 T stage
  1 3 (6.3) 6 (21.4) 9 (11.8) 0.228
  2 9 (18.8) 4 (14.3) 13 (17.1)
  3 7 (14.6) 5 (17.9) 12 (15.8)
  X 29 (60.4) 13 (46.4) 42 (55.3)
 N Stage
  0 7 (14.6) 13 (46.4) 20 (26.3) 0.010
  N1a 16 (33.3) 9 (32.1) 25 (32.9)
  N1b 22 (45.8) 5 (17.9) 27 (35.5)
  X 3 (6.3) 1 (3.6) 4 (5.3)
AJCC staging
 1 39 (81.3) 27 (96.4) 66 (86.8) 0.0345
 2 7 (14.6) 1 (3.6) 8 (10.5)
 3 2 (4.1) 0 (0) 1 (2.7)
WBS findings
 Positive 42 (87.5) 26 (92.8) 68 (89.5) 0.703
 Remnant only (Yes) 38 (79.1) 21 (75.0) 59 (77.6) 0.519
 LN on WBS 10 (20.8) 7 (25.0) 17 (22.4) 0.674
 LN Metastases b(Yes) 39 (81.5) 17 (60.7) 56 (73.7) 0.005
  1. LN Lymph node, TgAb antithyroglobulin antibody, CCLND central compartment lymph node, LLND lateral compartment lymph node, HPE histopathology, PCT papillary carcinoma thyroid, FV follicular variant, FCT follicular carcinoma thyroid, AJCC American joint committee for cancer, WBS whole-body radioiodine scan
  2. p < 0.05 is significant and are shown in bold fonts, All parenthesis are percentages
  3. aIndependent samples t-test used $ Mann Whitney U test. Chi-square test / Fisher exact test was used
  4. bLN metastases are either lymph node metastases on HPE or LN on WBS