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Table 2 Pathological diagnoses

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)
Malignancies
 Papillary 50 (54%) 22 (10%) 12 (32%) 84 (25%)
 Follicular 1 (1%) 11 (5%) 2 (5%) 14 (4%)
 Poorly differentiated 1 (1%) 1 (0.5%) 2 (1%)
 B-Cell lymphoma 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.3%)
 Renal cell carcinoma 1 (1%) 1 (0.3%)
Goiters
 Multinodular goiter 16 (18%) 73 (34%) 9 (24%) 98 (29%)
 Diffuse goiter 1 (1%) 5 (2%) 1 (3%) 7 (2%)
Endocrine diseases
 Graves’ disease 8 (9%) 1 (0.5%) 9 (3%)
 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 7 (8%) 10 (5%) 1 (3%) 18 (5%)
Other benign pathology
 Follicular adenoma 4 (4%) 65 (31%) 1 (3%) 70 (20%)
 Thyroid cyst 5 (2%) 5 (2%)
 Not otherwise specified 2 (2%) 19 (9%) 12 (32%) 33 (10%)