Table 2: Comparison of outcomes of lobectomy and total thyroidectomy.

StudyRecurrence (%)Survival (%)

10-year+10-year+
Bilimoria et al. [6]
TL: 9.8TL: 97.1
TT: 7.7TT: 98.4

10-year+10-year
Mazzaferri and Young [7]
TL: 19.2TL: 98.5
TT: 10.9TT: 99.4

30-year+30-year
Hay et al. [8]
( )
TL: 22.2TL: 97.6
TT: 8.3TT: 97.4

TT: total thyroidectomy, TL: thyroid lobectomy.
+Statistically significant ( ).