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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Changing trends in surgery for Graves’ disease: a cohort comparison of those having surgery intended to preserve thyroid function with those having ablative surgery

Characteristics Intention to preserve function (n = 78) Intention to ablate function (n = 71)
Age, median (range), years 27 (17–54) 32 (12–65)
Female 66 (84.6) 63 (88.7)
Indication(s) for surgery* Relapse 32 (41.0) 32 (45.1)
  Inadequate control of thyrotoxicosis 18 (23.1) 35 (49.3)
  Patient preference 8 (10.3) 19 (26.8)
  Poor compliance with ATD 15 (19.2) 7 (9.9)
  Large goitre 7 (9.0) 5 (7.0)
  Severe thyroid eye disease 1 (1.3) 3 (4.2)
  Other** 5 (6.4) 12 (16.9)
Operation Subtotal thyroidectomy or Dunhill procedure 78 (100.0) 18 (25.4)
  Total thyroidectomy NA 53 (74.6)
Gland weight Total gland weight, mean (IQR), grams 62 (46–78) 50 (37–64)
  Remnant gland weight, mean (IQR), grams 7 (5–8 ) 1 (0–1)
  Resected gland weight, mean (IQR), grams 55 (42–70) 50 (36–64)
  Proportion of gland resected (%) 90 (88–92) 100 (98–100)
Follow-up, mean (IQR), years 14.8 (12.1–19.4) 7.0 (3.2–10.8)
  1. Values in parentheses are percentages unless otherwise indicated. NA not applicable. ATD antithyroid drugs. IQR Interquartile range. * Some patients fulfilled more than one indication for surgery. ** Pregnancy, adverse drug reactions and failure of radioiodine.