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Table 1 Indications for surgery

From: A systematic approach to the recurrent laryngeal nerve dissection at the cricothyroid junction

  Total thyroidectomy
n = 91
Hemi-thyroidectomy
n = 213
Completion thyroidectomy
n = 38
Total
n = 342
Nodules requiring diagnosis
 Intermediate suspicion for malignancy 114 (54%) 2 (5%) 116 (34%)
 High suspicion for malignancy 15 (16%) 2 (1%) 1 (3%) 18 (5%)
Thyromegaly
 Obstructive/Symptomatic 20 (22%) 73 (34%) 6 (16%) 99 (29%)
 Substernal goiter 5 (5%) 8 (4%) 14 (4%)
Malignancy
 Papillary carcinoma 36 (40%) 2 (1%) 17 (45%) 55 (16%)
 Follicular carcinoma 8 (21%) 8 (2%)
 Poorly differentiated carcinoma 1 (3%) 1 (0.3%)
 Lymphoma 1 (3%) 1 (0.3%)
Endocrinological diseases
 Graves’ disease 13 (14%) 1 (0.5%) 1 (3%) 15 (4%)
 Hashimoto thyroiditis 1 (1%) 2 (1%) 3 (1%)
Other
 Symptomatic cyst 9 (4%) 9 (3%)
 PET incidentaloma 1 (1%) 2 (1%) 3 (1%)