International Journal of Endocrinology / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Total Endoscopic Thyroidectomy with Intraoperative Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring

Table 2

Pathological findings in patients with and without intraoperative LNM.

Treated pathology Control groupLNM groupP

Nodular goiter (%)47 (30.1%)35 (28.2%)0.74
Thyroid adenoma (%)20 (12.8%)13 (10.5%)
DTC (%)89 (57.1%)76 (61.3%)

DTC: differentiated thyroid carcinoma; T1-T2, Nx–N1a: pathological staging according to the 7th edition of the AJCC TNM staging system; Nx: no palpable cervical lymph node or no lymphadenectomy.
Suspected benign nodules that were pathologically proven malignant, not fulfilling our eligibility criteria.

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