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Table 2 Preoperative characteristics of GD Group

From: Prevalence and aggressiveness of papillary thyroid carcinoma in surgically-treated graves’ disease patients: a retrospective matched cohort study

Features Number in GD Group
Indications for surgery
 Airway compromise 2 (3%)
 Large goiter with compressive symptoms 15 (23%)
 Medication refractory hyperthyroidism 14 (21%)
 Graves’ ophthalmopathy 15 (22%)
 Concurrent suspicion for cancer 21 (32%)
 Patient preference 11 (17%)
Thyroid uptake scan (n = 39)
 Cold nodules 25 (64%)
 No nodules or diffuse uptake 14 (36%)
Ultrasound (n = 47)
 With suspicious features 25 (53%)
 Hypoechogenicity 11 (23%)
 Microcalcifications 11 (23%)
 Irregular borders 2 (4%)
 Solid dominant 5 (11%)
 With benign features 22 (47%)
  1. Results are presented as number (percentage)