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Table 4 Characteristics of individual studies included in the meta-analysis

From: Clinical implications of Delphian lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma: a single-institution study, systemic review and meta-analysis

Reference Country Sample capcity Incidence of DLN metastasis(%) Quality score
Chai 2014 [12] Korea 46/324 12.4 7
Lyer 2011 [13] USA 25/76 24.8 6
Kim 2012 [14] Korea 53/255 17.2 5
Lee 2013 [15] Korea 13/54 19.4 6
Oh 2013 [16] Korea 49/196 20.0 6
Tan 2017 [17] China 19/212 8.2 6
Zheng 2017 [18] China 42/164 20.4 6
  1. DLN Delphian lymph node