Table 2: Demographic and clinicopathological characteristics.

CharacteristicsCount (%)

Goiter
 Single36 (23.1%)
 Multinodular120 (76.9%)

T
 T161 (17.8%)
 T222 (6.4%)
 T3195 (56.9%)
 T4a43 (12.5%)
 T4b22 (6.4%)

N
 Nx126 (36.7%)
 N031 (9.0%)
 N1a30 (8.7%)
 N1b156 (45.5%)

M
 Mx or M0331 (96.5%)
 M112 (3.5%)

Capsular invasion
 No38 (39.6%)
 Yes58 (60.4%)

Vascular invasion
 No125 (83.9%)
 Yes24 (16.1%)

Perineural invasion
 No25 (78.1%)
 Yes7 (21.9%)

Lymph node metastasis (LNM)
 No LNM65 (27.5%)
 LNM at initial presentation54 (22.9%)
 Regional lymph node recurrence117 (49.6%)