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Table 3 Pattern of failure after thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy in children and adults with differentiated thyroid cancer

From: “Clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of differentiated thyroid cancer in Saudi children and adults”

Failures Children Age below 18 years (n = 27) Young adults Age 19–25 years (n = 78) Adults Age 26–30 years (n =52) P value
Locoregional, n (%) 6 (22.2) 9 (11.5) 3 (5.8) 0.032
 Thyroid bed 1 (16.7) 2 (22.2) 0
 Lymph nodes 5 (83.3) 7 (77.8) 3 (100)
Distant, n (%) 10 (37.0) 9 (10.3) 5 (9.6) 0.002
 Lungs 10 (100) 9 (100) 4 (80.0)
 Bones - - 1 (20.0)
Locoregional + distant 4 (14.8) 4 (5.1) 2 (3.8) 0.035
10 year LRC rate 75.3% 87.3 % 93.2 % 0.001
10 year DMC rate 64.7 % 84.8 % 94.2 % 0.0001
10 year OS rate 92.3 % 96.2 % 100 % 0.079
  1. n number, LRC locoregional control, DMC distant metastasis control, OS overall survival