Table 3: Demographic and clinicopathological characteristics.

CharacteristicsCount (%)

Cancer type
 Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) 289 (86.3%)
 Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC)26 (7.8%)
 Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) or Hürthle cell carcinoma (HCC)16 (4.8%)
 Anaplastic (undifferentiated) thyroid carcinoma (ATC or UTC)4 (1.2%)
Stage
 I192 (57.1%)
 II15 (4.5%)
 III29 (8.6%)
 IVa81 (24.1%)
 IVb11 (3.3%)
 IVc8 (2.4%)
Capsule status
 Uncapsulated70 (55.1%)
 Capsulated31 (24.4%)
 Partially capsulated26 (20.5%)