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Table 1 Patient Demographics and Tumor Characteristics

From: Impact of gender on the prognosis of carotid body tumor after surgical resection

Characteristic Male (n = 109) Female (n = 217) P value
Total tumor number 126 252  
Tumor size (cm) 4.3 ± 1.8 3.8 ± 1.4 .003
Age at diagnosis (years) 47.6 ± 13.9 47.3 ± 12.3 .856
Symptoms    
 Neck mass 72 (66.1) 137 (63.1) .627
 Dysphagia 5 (4.6) 7 (3.2) .544
 Tinnitus 1 (0.9) 6 (2.8) .431
 Hoarseness 8 (7.3) 9 (4.1) .290
 Horner syndrome 3 (2.8) 10 (4.6) .555
 Tongue paralysis 11 (10.1) 18 (8.3) .681
Tumor location    
 Left-side 40 96 .193
 Right-side 52 100 .782
 Bilateral 17 28 .506
Shamblin classification    
 I 16 (14.6) 41 (18.9) .284
 II 43 (39.4) 81 (37.3) .890
 III 50 (45.9) 95 (43.8) .928
 SDHB gene screen 51 (46.8) 106 (48.8) .726
 Mutation positive 12 (23.5) 9 (8.5) .019
 Local invasion 27 (24.8) 51 (23.6) .800
  1. Data are presented as n (%) or mean ± SD unless stated otherwise