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Table 1 Patient and tumour characteristics, treatment details

From: Nodal disease predicts recurrence whereas other traditional factors affect survival in a cohort of South African patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma

Characteristic N (%)
Gender
 Male 42 (18)
 Female 189 (82)
Age (years)
 Median (range) 44 (9–89)
Pathology
 Papillary 140 (60.6)
 Follicular 90 (38.9)
 Poorly differentiated 1 (0.5)
Tumour size
 ≤ 1 cm 42 (18.2)
 1–4 cm 105 (45.5)
 > 4 cm 56 (24.2)
 Unknown 28 (12.1)
T stage
 pTX 20 (8.7)
 pT0 1 (0.4)
 pT1 53 (22.9)
 pT2 79 (34.2)
 pT3 53 (22.9)
 pT4 25 (10.8)
Nodal status
 N0 147 (63.7)
 N1 65 (28.1)
 Unknown 19 (8.2)
Metastases
 M0 203 (88)
 M1 23 (10)
 Unknown 5 (2)
Post-operative risk stratification for risk of recurrence (British Thyroid Association Guidelines 2014) [10]
 High 44 (19.1)
 Intermediate 98 (42.4)
 Low 82 (35.5)
 Unknown 7 (3)
Surgery
 Nil 9 (4)
 Lobectomy 31 (13)
 Total thyroidectomy 161 (70)
 Total thyroidectomy and neck dissection 30 (13)
131Iodine
 Nil 60 (26)
 Ablation 171 (74)
131Iodine repeated 60 (26)
External beam radiation
 Neck, 56–66 Gy 9 (4)
 Palliative 17 (7)
 Nil 205 (89)
Recurrence
 Locoregional 21 (9.5)
 Distant 2 (0.9)
 Locoregional and distant 5 (2.2)
 None 203 (88)
Deaths
 Total number of deaths 27 (11.6)
 Deaths due to thyroid cancer 16 (6.9)