Table 1

Clinicopathological characteristics of the patients with thyroid nodule
Characteristics    No. of patients in training group (%)    No. of patients in test group (%)
PTC (n =42) Benign (n =37) PTC (n =20) Benign (n =18)
Pathological subtypes
 PTC 42 (100) -- 20 (100) --
 Nodular goiter -- 26 (70.27) -- 14 (77.78)
 Thyroid adenoma -- 11 (29.73) -- 4 (22.23)
Gender
 Male 12 (28.57) 9 (24.32) 3 (15.00) 2 (11.11)
 Female 30 (71.43) 28 (75.68) 17 (85.00) 16 (88.89)
Age, years
 Mean 45.16 40.31 41.33 40.20
 SD 13.17 13.01 12.79 10.45
Tumor/nodule size (cm3)
 ≤ 3 32 (76.19) 18 (48.65) 14 (70.00) 7 (38.89)
 3-5 9 (21.43) 14 (37.84) 6 (30.00) 9 (50.00)
 ≥5 1 (2.38) 5 (13.51) 0 2 (11.11)
Tumor invasion
 Yes 14 (33.33) -- 14 (70.00) --
 No 28 (66.67) -- 6 (30.00) --
Lymph node metastasis
 Yes 22 (52.38) -- 15 (75.00) --
 No 20 (47.62) -- 5 (25.00) --

Zhang et al.

Zhang et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:45   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-45

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