Table 3: Surgery of the thyroid gland and prevalence of I-PTM.

SurgeryPatientsLobesI-PTMFociBilateral
Right Left

Total thyroidectomy249 (63%)249249 29 (11.6%)366 (20.1%)
Right hemithyroidectomy75 (19%)755 (6.7%)6
Left hemithyroidectomy71 (18%)71 3 (4.2%)3
Total395 324 32037 (9.4%)45
644

I-PTM: incidental papillary thyroid microcancer.