Table 1: Demographic and clinicopathological characteristics.

CharacteristicsCount (%)

Gender
 Female245 (71.4%)
 Male98 (28.6%)

Disease manifestation
 Isolated thyroid nodule141 (44.31%)
 Thyroid nodule + cervical LAP64 (20.3%)
 Isolated cervical LAP102 (32.3%)
  Central cervical LAP1 (0.98%)
  Unilateral cervical LAP39 (38.235%)
  Bilateral cervical LAP52 (50.98%)
  Central + (unilateral or bilateral) cervical LAP4 (3.922%)
  Submandibular LAP6 (5.882%)
 Distant lymph node metastasis9 (2.8%)
  Supraclavicular LAP3 (0.9%)
  Subclavicular LAP2 (0.6%)
  Mediastinal LAP4 (1.3%)
 Skin metastasis1 (0.316%)

Cervical lymphadenopathy
 NA120 (35.0%)
 No cervical LAP31 (9.0%)
 Paratracheal LAP5 (1.5%)
 Pretracheal or central LAP25 (7.3%)
 Unilateral, bilateral, or contralateral cervical LAP152 (44.3%)
 Retropharyngeal or superior mediastinal LAP4 (1.2%)
 Distant lymph node metastasis6 (1.7%)