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Table 1 Clinical and pathologic patient factors stratified by whether patient received CND or not

From: Practice patterns among thyroid cancer surgeons: implications of performing a prophylactic central neck dissection

  No CND CND p value
No. of patients 169 425  
Age (years) 46.3 45.6 ns
Sex
 Male 43 100 ns
 Female 126 325
Clinically suspicious lymph nodes in central neck
 Yes 6 81 <0.0001
 No 105 224
Procedure
 Total Thyroidectomy or Completion Thyroidectomy alone 169 0  
 Total Thyroidectomy with Ipsilateral CND 0 313
 Total Thyroidectomy with Bilateral CND 0 112
T stage
 T1a 32 79 ns
 T1b 46 106
 T2 43 96
 T3 20 93
 T4a 2 14
 T4b 0 2
M stage
 M0 157 414 ns
 M1 0 2
Tumor size (largest dimension in centimeters) 2.0 2.2 ns
Extrathyroidal Extension present 3 20 ns
  1. CND central neck dissection, ns not significant